Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The XM25 Rifle
So the world of bits and bytes, lines of code, and computers has come to the simple bullet. When IT makes it to the bullet - - you have to wonder how and when it comes to everything else. The next time you drive across the bridge near your home - - think about where, how, why, and when you could start to see lines of codes in the "simple bridge." Sure, your car is full of software, but what about the pavement you drive on? You might have a smart water meter powered by software - - but the water lines are void of any lines of code and are pretty dumb.
If we can embed bullets with software and make them smarter - - it seems to me that we have a very long list of everyday products and public infrastructure in need of smarts supported by lines of code and algorithms.