Liberal Civvy sends us a link to an article about a $17,000 sighting system that takes all of the guess work out of long range shooting. The video from NBC illustrates the process of shooting the computer-launched bullet.
You pick your target by dropping a pin on it using the camcorder-like zoom lens. When you want to shoot that target, you line up crosshairs inside the scope with the pin you dropped. The weirdest thing is, when you squeeze the trigger, it doesn’t fire. You have to squeeze the trigger and line up the crosshairs with your mark. When you do, the gun goes boom, and the target takes a bullet.
Yeah, I can appreciate the technology, but this makes you the gun bearer for a computer. It’s probably valuable for a military application when every shot counts, but for civilians it’s just an expensive toy and the sport of it all is gone.