By Dave Douglas, High Tech Columnist
American COP Magazine / May, 2013
3D Face App Finds The Bad Guy.
Don’t you just love cop TV shows these days? The star of the show seems to be the technology rather than the actors. But it’s the same old storyline: bad guy does something horrific — hero goes to the office, tech folks run down every traffic, ATM, security and baby monitor camera in a 200-mile radius. Then the hero says, “Run facial recognition on that one.” Three to 5 seconds later — bingo — the murderous international terrorist, Abu Aziz Atari Farnquart, from Lotzasandastan is identified and somehow the info on his exact whereabouts is also right there in the picture. They race over to catch him in their UC Ferrari 308 GTS, engage in a 5-minute firefight where no one gets hit despite the 2,375 rounds fired, give high fives all around and head out for an adult beverage and a night of frivolity.