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  1. Now a rifle that's a better shot than you!

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    At CES 2013, thanks to a company called TrackingPoint, hunting rifles can now be considered a piece of consumer electronics. Starting at $17,000, TrackingPoint is launching a range of Precision Guided Firearms (PGFs) that use a Linux-powered scope and other advanced technologies to provide shooters with real-world auto-aim.



    Once you’ve picked out a target, you tap a button near the trigger to mark it. The target is then tracked by the scope and its built-in laser. When you want to fire, you pull the trigger — but rather than immediately firing, you then line the crosshairs up with the target. When the crosshairs line up with the laser dot, the rifle automatically fires. According to Ars Technica, the built-in Linux computer automatically accounts for temperature, humidity, wind speed/direction, the age of the barrel, and more, to ensure that your shot hits the target.

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    Great. Now you can kill things from the comfort of your couch.
    Zombie apocalypse, smooth sailing from here.
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    Not bad, next phase in sniping...
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    Very cool gizmo. A great aid, but there will always be a need for basic marksmanship skills. The man pulling the trigger needs to still be able to use the rifle if his scope is damaged or malfunctioning. Otherwise this platform is only as good a weapons sytem as it is rugged.

    That said, it looks like our boys have yet another cutting edge force multiplier to add to their toy box.
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    Every day I feel we get closer to Gundams/Evangelions/MasterChiefs. I eagerly await our future. And also, I should start learning to program, seems like the next step in self defense training now.
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    I kinda expected the lazy man's sniper rifle to run on a Mac...
    Or have a Rossi .38 snub nose with Vista drivers.
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    In retrospect, automated weaponry can only lead to one dystopian outcome:



    Imagine a fat complacent Afghanistani insurgent and a morbidly obese US Marine duking it out in what will some day amount to a glorified game of "Medal of Honor." The infidels...
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    I wonder how this differentiates between your target and anything around it to account for bullet trajectory.

    What would the point of a spotter be at this point?
    Start a training log!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sri Hanuman View Post
    In retrospect, automated weaponry can only lead to one dystopian outcome:



    Imagine a fat complacent Afghanistani insurgent and a morbidly obese US Marine duking it out in what will some day amount to a glorified game of "Medal of Honor." The infidels...
    Peace in out time?

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    What would the point of a spotter be at this point?
    Damn computers taking our jobs!

    I can see the advantage for mil/LEO snipers, but a bit unsportsman like for hunting with IMHO
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    Quote Originally Posted by doofaloofa View Post
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    Damn computers taking our jobs!

    I can see the advantage for mil/LEO snipers, but a bit unsportsman like for hunting with IMHO
    Ye, because hunting with modern firearms is all about sportsmanship.
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