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"the [science fiction] writer should be able to convince the reader (and himself) that the wonders he is describing really can come true...and that gets tricky when you take a good, hard look at the world around you."
- Frederik Pohl

Face Recognition Sunglasses  
  Sunglasses that connect with a remote database to perform face recognition.  

Lucy remembered Torres as a good 'ol boy cop in a good ol' cowboy hat and tight faded Levi's. A big belt buckle and polished grey cowboy boots. He'd smirked at her from behind black-wrap mirrored cop sunglasses that ran facial recognition even as they talked.
From The Water Knife, by Paolo Bacigalupi.
Published by Knopf in 2015
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