After a proper pilot program, Dubai police detectives will soon receive Google Glass as standard issued gear. The idea is to pair Mountain View’s wearable computer with facial recognition software developed by the wealthy Arab emirate’s law enforcement to help cops spot bad guys when out in the field. In addition to equipping its gumshoes with high-tech eyewear, Dubai traffic officers will use Glass to track vehicles involved in moving violations.
While this may sound a bit excessive (it absolutely is), it’s practically commonplace in Dubai. Last year, the emirate announced plans to equip law enforcement with $400,000 Lamborghinis. When comparing that to Glass’ $1,500 asking price, things really don’t seem that bad.