Thanks DARPA, every now and then I think that I might be able to go to sleep at night without dreaming about BigDog busting through the walls of my house and jumping on me until I am a fine enough paste to be its biofuel. Now I also get to enjoy the knowledge that whatever insane rounds it might be packing it no longer needs to aim at me, as the bullet itself will manage to find the target. I am assuming that it still needs to fire in the same general direction as me, but considering that it doesn’t have the disadvantage of not being a machine built for only killing me it probably already has that issue sorted.
Real talk time; do I need to stop worrying about the robot revolution and start worrying about a bullet revolt? If I go hunting am I going to have to worry if I insulted my ammunitions family before I attempt to slay Bambi’s mother? Maybe I have been thinking about this wrong the entire time, and the enemy I should have been worrying about isn’t the thing that is replacing man, but man making the weapons smart enough to kill without us. A bullet that can aim itself is just a step aware from firing, and that happens all the time, according to random police reports.
Source: DARPA’s own YouTube