Self Guided Bullet ?

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  1. pinoybaptist

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    Bull Crap

    what do you all think ? personally I don't think there's a bullet with enough mass in it (after it leaves its casing) to hold a chip necessary that will retain the information fed to it by the sniper (location of target, wind speed, wind direction, distance, etc) necessary for it to guide itself to the target.Unless, it's got a double casing, one that holds the powder, the other to hold the chip and travel with the projectile.
    Pretty star war-ish.

    There could be such a bullet, yes, but I think the reporter is fishing around and guessing, because if there were such a projectile shouldn't it remain top secret?
     
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    I had not thought about this possibility. However a chip can now be exceedingly small. So I believe it is possible.
     
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    Ever hear of nanobots? If they can make those, they can certainly make a bullet sized guided missile.
     
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    I know people that are working on this. It's real.
     
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    It's not just the size of the chip, but also the guidance system (gyros?) and downrange energy source for maneuvering that would need to be accomodated. What's more, the guidance would need to withstand acceleration several orders of magnitude greater than that from any missile. Zero to Mach 2 in 1/500 second is pretty stiff. When guidable drones have been reduced to smaller than Junebug size, I might be more ready to believe the possibility.
     
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    Nanotechnology has the capability to deliver almost unimaginable power to the ones who first develop it with potential/possibilities that go far beyond that of splitting the atom. Computer chips on the scale of a molecule. It's scary to think if it first falls into the wrong hands.
     
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    Maybe the actual demonstration will help out the doubters ...

    You.tube: EXACTO demonstrates first-ever self-guided .50 caliber bullet
     
  8. pinoybaptist

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    I don't know, guys. Seems too futuristic for this old schooler but then
    the first processors needed a dedicated fully air conditioned room.
    lol.
    also takes the fun out of sniping.
    like when they came out with scientific calcs, somebody said it took the fun out of pen and paper computing, and slide rules. :laugh:
     
  9. kyredneck

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    ....how barbarian can you be?.... :D
     
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