Self-guiding bullets: the future of weaponry?

Media technology isn’t the only thing advancing at a rapid pace; the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has created a bullet that can change direction mid-flight. This breakthrough, something that has not been achieved before, is described as a projectile that “uses optical sensors in its nose to gather in-flight information and internal electronic systems that control the projectile’s fins—which most likely deploy in-flight, as they cannot be seen from the EXACTO photos”.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/darpa-created-a-self-guiding-bullet-2014-12?IR=T

The United States has always been a leader in advancing military technology, and this could be a huge step forward: as more and more combat tasks are assigned to drones and other sophisticated technology the less it requires close encounters that may put soldiers at risk. I wonder how much each of these bullets would cost?

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A hard worker and fast learner, I am seeking a position in the communications and/or writing field. I am experienced with computers, a natural writer, and have a vast understanding of media design and development. I recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Technical Communications from Metropolitan State University. I am accountable, enjoy working with people, and have an extensive background in customer service.

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