If you read the article carefully, they are not talking about some sort of robot gun. It is a system that shows the optimum point of aim in the sniper's scope. The rifle is still operated by the soldier.foxtrotterz said:It will still take a human to identify the target, determine if it is a threat, setup the gun, and decide when the right timing is to fire the shot. Rifleman skills will always be needed and will never be replaced by technology.
It's called a reticle!OrdinaryEverydayGuy said:It is a system that shows the optimum point of aim in the sniper's scope.-OEG
I find it ironic that you wrote this rant on a computer, probably the most obvious proof of concept of the "better mousetrap" idea.EmergencyNrse said:It's called a reticle!OrdinaryEverydayGuy said:It is a system that shows the optimum point of aim in the sniper's scope.-OEG
Shit like this really gets my goat.
A computer can never give any "optimum" point of aim. Nothing beats training and practice.
Anyone that has pulled the trigger on distance targets can tell you that.
Meteorological data (heat/humidity), windage, mirage, trigger pull, movers... accuracy comes from practice!
Everyone wants to build a better moustrap.
Nothing SCREAMS laziness like trying to employ a platform to completely remove any semblance of rational thought;
Critical decision making.
Is the training too expensive anymore???
It's a crutch to lean/depend on. Take away the technology and you're now combat ineffective!
I like advanced optics as well as the next guy but I know how to shoot iron sights.
Marksmanship comes from actually going out and shooting.
Every generation seems to feel that theirs did it a little better.
Well I do not like the current trend of our armed forces depending on technology to do their jobs for them.
They no longer require Morse code in military schools as a method of communication.
Artillery skills of manual gunnery and survey are gone. Replaced by computers...
Navigation by compass or sextant??? Oh hell no! There's GPS.
Basic survival skills are a thing of the past. Caliber recognition, gone
I'm not questioning today's soldiers dedication, heart or bravery but we reap what we sew.
We're breeding mediocrity and that's what we're getting... MEDIOCRE soldiers.
Stop this kind of madness and get back to training.
There isn't a better computer that has ever been designed than the grey matter between your ears.
You just have to use and exercise it...
Irony? No, I alluded to the fact that I actually use technology.Hughduffel said:
Its clear that you judge mediocrity by the capability of a person rather than what they produce. Am I mediocore because I elect to rely on the grocery store for my sustainance rather than learn the ways of agriculture? I still eat.EmergencyNrse said:Irony? No, I alluded to the fact that I actually use technology.Hughduffel said:
You missed my point that I have the ability to do it another way. Unlike the majority
of computer users I have actually used a typewriter. No spellcheck. No delete key.
Long ago in a period where there were no fonts. Ask a highschooler to do the same.
To further illustrate my point about technology breeding mediocrity:
In an article last month there was concern that today's school-age children
cannot write. Use of inappropriate contractions and acronyms hinder their
ability to actually write a paragraph, a letter, or composition.
Where will that lead us in the future? OMG! :sly: