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In what is surely the most bizarre use of technology I have heard  of to date, a rancher in my home state of Texas has invested $10,000 to build a platform for a rifle and camera that can be remotely aimed and fired on his 330-acre […]

In what is surely the most bizarre use of technology I have heard  of to date, a rancher in my home state of Texas has invested $10,000 to build a platform for a rifle and camera that can be remotely aimed and fired on his 330-acre southwest Texas ranch by anyone on the Internet anywhere in the world.  John Underwood got the idea from a web site that let’s Internet photographers remotely control a camera for snapping photos of wildlife.  He decided to take it a step further and allow virtual hunters to control a rifle allowing anyone in the world to aim and fire at animals on his ranch.  Texas wildlife officials are up in arms since they can’t figure out how to issue hunting licenses for hunters who aren’t even there.  I can’t wait for the first accidental homicide.

(via CNN)

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