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?
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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.
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.
kerin don't you have a baby to take care of
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?
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.