Future cops get new toys to play with
Most little boys grew up with the notion that only James Bond had the coolest gadgets to play with, but they were sorely mistaken when they hit puberty and their minds realized that most of the devices featured in Bond movies were figments of imagination, and to lay their hands on such high-tech toys was virtually impossible. Popular Science has something more down to earth for everyone, with an article that covers what could be the future of law enforcement technology. Of course, most of these are still plain concepts, but there is very little (other than cost) to come them and reality.
What you see above is a machine gun that does not maim nor kill, but is extremely effective when it comes to crowd control on a small scale. Sure, it can’t beat a water cannon to drive away a mob, but it certainly does a great job by spitting out pepper-spray filled pellets at a rate of up to 700 rounds per minute. This effectively creates a cloud of eye-stinging smoke up to 200 feet away, successfully repelling protesters and whatever unruly mobs there are.
In addition, remember movies which featured special force members peering around a corner using the mirror-on-a-stick technique? That could potentially be a thing of the past, thanks to the Dragon Egg device that boasts a full 360 degree vision. Encased in polymer, this camera and transmitter can be thrown through windows or rolled through doors to give an instant view of what’s going on inside the building. It reminds me of those palantirs seen in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, a terrorist could just take a piece of cloth and cover it, rendering the police force blind. Perhaps they could introduce tear gas inside the Dragon Egg to increase its effectiveness. All in all, it looks like interesting times are here for the long arm of the law!