TTLG|Thief|Bioshock|System Shock|Deus Ex|Mobile
Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: It's happened...

  1. #1

    It's happened...

    Saw this in the paper today and thought I would share...

    another Deus Ex-ism come to life

    I wonder which technology/event is going to come to fruition next?

  2. #2
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2002
    Location: Freeland, WA
    Good find!

  3. #3
    Taking a break
    Registered: Dec 2002
    PLEASE LOG IN

    Log in to manage your products and services from The New York Times and the International Herald Tribune.

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by Koki View Post
    PLEASE LOG IN

    Log in to manage your products and services from The New York Times and the International Herald Tribune.
    huh, weird I don't have to log in.

    It's an article detailing a service called "Shotspotter" that installs gunshot sensors in your city and then can call local police departments when gunshots are detected. It gives an example of one instance where a scene of a gunshot in Milwaukee was 17 feet away from where the Shotspotter placed it (the office/hub of Shotspotter is in california).

    It also touches upon some of the concerns over privacy vs. security and the cost-effectiveness of the service as well as some departments being undermanned to be able to adequately respond to all the alerts.

  5. #5
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2007
    Location: Sydney, Australia
    I managed to read it fine. Pretty crazy stuff. Am I the only person who doesn't balk at the idea the police could listen in to conversations I have on the street? Probably just my overdeveloped sense of respect for authority though, and I can understand why it's not a great idea long-term.

    Also, it surprised me that they were so surprised at the low rate of call-ins of gunshots.

  6. #6
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2001
    Location: Småland, Sweden
    Quote Originally Posted by Koki View Post
    PLEASE LOG IN

    Log in to manage your products and services from The New York Times and the International Herald Tribune.
    Don't block the nytimes.com cookies.

  7. #7
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2007
    Location: RESPECTED COMMUNITY MEMBER
    Quote Originally Posted by polytourist97 View Post
    I wonder which technology/event is going to come to fruition next?
    The mind control, definitely.

    Ha ha! That was a joke! That's already here. (No it isn't (it is))

  8. #8
    Cuddly little misanthropic hate machine
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Location: 4 doors down, bad side of town
    kerin don't you have a baby to take care of

  9. #9
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2001
    Location: Qantas

  10. #10
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2008
    Now if only they can find a way to use that to fund an inexplicable giant hole in the sea, we'd be set!

    Seriously, did they ever explain why "a hole in the sea" was needed?

  11. #11
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2001
    Location: Qantas
    No. It supposedly used a combination of iron seeding and "geothermal management" or some such technobabble. I think they were trying to make something that captured the spirit of A51 or the sub base in DX.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •