Thursday, January 30, 2014

Smart... Rifles.


Yep, you read that correctly.

US Army invests in Linux-powered, Wi-Fi capable 'smart rifles'

Oren Schauble, a Marketing Official for manufacturer, Tracking Point: "Rifles can communicate with each other. We can enable a more information-driven combat in the sense that you can tag targets. You can pass off those targets to someone else with a scope. There's a whole layer of communication that comes with having a rifle that can designate and track targets."

The smart rifles are also wireless, which means footage and information is live streamed to a smartphone, tablet, or laptop nearby. A Tracking Point rep, Scott Calvin, explains: "The only way to guarantee accuracy is to control all the variables."

Read More: http://www.tweaktown.com/news/34955/us-army-invests-in-linux-powered-wi-fi-capable-smart-rifles-/index.html#iBo3x2SvT282h4WH.99

 

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Could algorithmic approaches control all of the variables in reality?

A TED Conversation.

http://www.ted.com/conversations/14405/could_algorithmic_approaches_c.html

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