Police go on shooting spree across Boston
Okay, okay, maybe I’m using sensationalist headlines to grab attention. In any case, it appears that Boston Police have installed and are calibrating an acoustic gunshot detection system, dubbed “Shotspotter“. Apparently the system can detect the exact time and location of gunfire and relay it to police within seconds.
Two thoughts: 1) I see the safety and crime deterrence benefits, and 2) does this really creep anyone else out?
I mean, I’ve slowly gotten used to CCTV cameras everywhere, which I guess is even more invasive than this, but it doesn’t seem like a huge leap to go from acoustic gunshout detection to acoustic detection in general.