Thatcher Montgomery: Gun violence & accidents preventable with smart technology?

Last week’s Pugwash meeting focused on what technology can add to weapons in the realm of smart guns. The topic was not gun rights, but instead how technology could be used to overcome ethical issues surrounding gun rights.

You may have heard of the Internet of Things, the idea that we can connect objects, even mundane ones, to technology in order to make them function more effectively. When applied to firearms, this can lead to safety features like thumbprint scanners or other locking mechanisms; other potential features are increased capabilities like advanced aiming features or being able to adjust bullet velocity.