“GOOOOOOOL!!” The crowd inside São Paulo’s Morumbi Stadium goes wild.
Amid the revelry, a military police officer scans the crowd. His mirrored sunglasses aren’t just shading his eyes; they’re comparing the thousands of fans against a database of criminals and missing persons at a rate of 400 faces per second.
One face in the crowd makes a match to the million-strong database. A blinking red light goes off in the officer’s field of vision, and the facts appear: This man is wanted for murder.
Now the officer must decide what to do. Where to apprehend the suspect? Does he need backup? He weighs his options with the potential disruption to the crowd.
It’s Robocop, Brazilian-style. (More >)