I wonder how long it will be until someone comes up with a hack for the watch/gun thing which will allow it to fire even without the watch?In California, German gun manufacturer Armatix GmbH has begun selling a gun which can only fire when the owner wears an accompanying wristwatch.
Michael S. Rosenwald of The Washington Post reports:
The watch makes the gun think. Electronic chips inside the gun and the watch communicate with each other. If the watch is within close reach of the gun, a light on the grip turns green. Fire away. No watch means no green light. The gun becomes a paperweight.
But I'd really be concerned with is tech which keeps the gun from firing regardless of the watch. BG's could keep you from defending yourself, as could police & any other gov agency.
I'd be more comfortable with a gun that read fingerprints (James Bond has had a couple of them) but even then, you're still trusting batteries & circuits not to fail. And how many times has the light or laser on a gun failed?
Bad no matter which way you cut it.
I put this in P&A because part of the article deals in gun rights & part of why I am against this sort of smart gun gun idea is because I believe there will be a time & place where guns like this are required & all others will become illegal.
I don't have a problem with people wanting this sort of thing, I just don't have a positive outlook about where it's headed.