Subscribe Now to Our Free Email Newsletter

futurist_speaker_header

» Currently browsing: Weapons


The Black Hat Robots are Coming

June 2nd, 2015 at 4:07 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  It’s ironic, this whole effort to work so hard to make working obsolete, or in the case of artificial intelligence, the effort to think so hard to make thinking obsolete. But then it should really come as no mystery. Machines are far superior to people. Every worker brings their own set of […]



Self-steering bullet proves it can hit moving targets: DARPA

May 5th, 2015 at 12:10 pm » Comments Off

EXACTO self-steering bullet. The Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) is a self-steering bullet program announced by DARPA that passed a developmental milestone this past February. According to DARPA, and the video below, experienced and novice shooters alike were able to strike moving targets. And, in the case of expert shooters, able to hit actively evading targets […]



FBI sees driverless cars as a ‘potential lethal weapon’

July 17th, 2014 at 8:30 am » Comments Off

FBI is more optimistic about the benefits of driverless cars when it comes to surveillance efforts. Self-driving cars are a “potential lethal weapon,” but could make surveillance “more effective and easier,” according to FBI claims in an internal report surfaced by the Guardian.    



South Korea launches its 5th 1,800 ton 214-class submarine

July 11th, 2014 at 10:25 am » Comments Off

The submarine was named after famous independence fighter Yun Bong-gil (1908-1932). South Korea has launched its fifth 1,800-ton-class attack submarine last week as part of efforts to boost its underwater warfare capabilities against North Korean submarines, the Navy said.The 214-class submarine, named after famous independence fighter Yun Bong-gil (1908-1932) and manufactured by Hyundai Heavy Industries […]



Smart rifle uses Google Glass to let you shoot around corners

June 11th, 2014 at 2:38 pm » Comments Off

Google Glass-equipped smart rifle. Trackingpoint is the company behind the U.S. Army’s new smart rifle. They are already famous for developing a gun that does all the hard work of aiming for you. Armed with one of their precision guided firearms, you simply tag your targets as if you were piloting an Air Force jet and […]



Top 7 military weapons most people have never heard of

June 8th, 2014 at 8:07 am » Comments Off

Lun-class Ekranoplane History of weapon design is full of examples of human ingenuity run amok. “What are some historical weapons that most people have never heard of,” a group of Quora users asked. The answers provide an amazing insight into the history of war, and offer examples of some of the most ingenious — yet […]



Controversy brews over use of autonomous killer robots in war

March 15th, 2014 at 8:19 am » Comments Off

U.N. will begin to lay the groundwork for the role robots will play in war. People are promised their quality of life will improve with the advances of technology, and what could be a better example of that than sending robots instead of humans into dangerous situations? Robots can help conduct research in deep oceans […]



U.S. Navy to add futuristic laser weapon to its arsenal this summer

February 24th, 2014 at 5:14 pm » Comments Off

Laser Weapon System The U.S. Navy will turn fiction into reality when it deploys its first laser weapon aboard one of its ships this summer. The solid-state Laser Weapons System promises to be able to incinerate aerial drones and speedboats quickly and less expensive that today’s weapons, which typically relies on a finite supply of […]



Lockheed Martin’s SPAN spy rock could be the military’s new secret weapon

November 3rd, 2013 at 9:59 am » Comments Off

The surveillance technology is so small it can fit in a rock. Lockheed Martin showcased developments in their surveillance technology called SPAN (Self-Powered Ad-hoc Network) at the annual AUSA Army meeting in Washington, D.C. last week. SPAN, a “covert, perpetually self-powered wireless sensor network” that can provide “unobtrusive, continuous surveillance” in units so small they […]



World’s first 3D printed bullets fired in YouTube test

May 29th, 2013 at 8:25 am » Comments Off

Homemade bullets are now part of the growing arsenal of 3D printed weapons. A Tennessee man recently posted a YouTube video demonstrating what kind of damage can be done (hint: a lot) by the plastic shell, created by 3-D-printing enthusiast Tony Griffy, as highlighted by the Daily Dot.    



visionary-3