Smart Gun makes everyone a sniper

jedion357's picture
May 20, 2013 - 12:47pm

smart rifle makes average people skilled snipers.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

rattraveller's picture
May 20, 2013 - 2:06pm
Anyone can be a sniper like anyone can be a private detective. Good equipment helps but training and natural ability and attitude makes the difference between good and great.

Comparison: Average street cop vs. Batman.
Sounds like a great job but where did you say we had to go?

Malcadon's picture
May 20, 2013 - 8:05pm
Yeah, folks play Halo, make a lot of clean head-shots in sniper-mode, and they think they are skilled snipers. But in real life, there is a whole lot of math involved. I think Cracked called it "Weaponized Math"? The "app" would be useful for casual gun-nuts, but real snipers would likely use it like a pocket calculator, with a lot of adjustments and tinkering.

Ascent's picture
May 21, 2013 - 10:33pm
I don't think a skilled sniper would use an auto-shooting feature. An auto-shoot feature would be like letting a computer do battle. It can guage, mechanically, but it can't anticipate or make intuitive adjustments based on previous experience. Maybe someday, when A.I. comes to life, but not right now. it's still in its infancy. However, a thousand yards accuracy is still good. But I doubt it would work well in high and variable winds.

It seems to me to be designed for inexperienced snipers.

One of the commenters brings up a good point. How are they going to keep that tech out of the hands of civilians?
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jedion357's picture
May 22, 2013 - 3:12am
Thats what bothers me is idiots that think they are god will buy this and act like they are god.

Though I could see a commercial application: "Dude" hunting lodges where they feed and maintain a heard of deer and despite your experience with guns you will bag a deer.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!