Google Builds Futuristic Guns that Can Shoot Around Corners

Thursday, 05 June 2014 - 9:52AM
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Thursday, 05 June 2014 - 9:52AM
Google Builds Futuristic Guns that Can Shoot Around Corners

Though this may seem like something out of a videogame - its entirely real.

 

Google Glass has teamed up with firearm company TrackingPoint to enhance their laser-guided cybergun. Soldiers can now fire around corners and behind heavy cover. The technology is currently in its testing phase.

 

The gun's scope has a camera that is connected to a Wifi streaming device. So the shooter can point the scope at the target without compromising his or her cover, and then the data from the scope's camera streams directly to their mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet.

 

Even though the implications of these guns are somewhat frightening, the technology is impressive. TrackPoint's PGF (Precision Guided Firearm) works just like a videogame sniper rifle, allowing the user to tag targets, after which a computer system calculates all of the variables involved (wind speed, target movement, etc) and tells you whether your shot is going to hit or not. The addition of the app from Google Glass allows users to become more aware of their surroundings - using the video technology to see behind them, to the side, around corners, and over barricades.

 

Get more info and watch the trailer at their official website. 

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