Whats the most promising technology to get scifi weapons irl?

Whats the most promising technology to get scifi weapons irl?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    my dick

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Anon the thread is about promising tech not failed projects

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't think we are too far off from coilguns starting to become viable. There are some you can buy today, various big youtubers have shown them off. Right now they're big and clunky any yet are weaker than a .22 short, but they're a lot farther along than they used to be. Cordless power tool development is really pushing battery tech, and that's a major benefit for energy weapons.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      DEW's getting so much focus now for AA would have me think they'd be first just from momentum.

      >Cordless power tool development is really pushing battery tech, and that's a major benefit for energy weapons
      you know I never really considered that connection before. I love interesting little things like that.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >2088
        >all your friends are rocking dewalt, milwaukee projected energy rifles and your rich pal even has a bosch
        >all you have is a fricking ryobi

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >sears makes a comeback as the pre-eminent military contractor for the west

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Skeleton Technologies has been developing this new type of capacitor that has a higher charge/discharge rate and capacity vs current capacitors

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    railgun
    microwave technology
    supersonic missiles
    post a better OP image next time

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      that's a Glock

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Plasma, if MARAUDER ends up being real

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shrink rays.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >promising scifi weapon irl
    >posts plasma gun
    ???

    if you think plasma can be turned into anything other than maybe a little fire bomb dropped by a drone you are moronic.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They did it with marauder (allegedly) but it was tested

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used to think that railguns would always be more useful than energy weapons, but the drone business has definitely changed my mind, I'm honestly quite excited about the British DragonFire shit.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Railguns work differently from coil guns

  8. 3 weeks ago
    feetfaggot44

    looks like a gun directly from fricking hl2 (half life 2)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      FNV mod
      reskin of the plasma defender
      Basicaly a glock that shoot plasma

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Its not a mod, the gun is in the base game of NV.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Unironically lasers
    They're already on ships

    I imagine this scaled up a bit and optimized could fit a tank already if someone had the funds. 20 years and the tech will already fit a rifle.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Stupid cheap 3d printed guns that can be made quickly on the spot with 3d printed caseless ammunition. Some silly boot lost his gun? frick it print 50 more who gives a shit.

    Advanced augmented reality which will allow drones equipped with onboard AI to recognize friendlies and enemies and transmit their locations to soldiers AR glasses giving them real life wall hacks.

    Most on the ground fighting is done primarily by robots with minimal human support, these robots are mostly controlled by operators safely hidden in fortified bunkers or even on the other side of the world, some of the robots are autonomous and simply take their orders from humans.

    UGV's take the place of tanks eventually, UUVs take the place of submarines, UAVs handle nearly all aerial support and dogfighting roles and humanoid robots are in charge of room clearing/occupation/ high risk security roles.

    Lasers become increasingly cheaper and smaller eventually allowing for Laser tanks and even man portable AI controlled anti drone laser defense systems.

    Every soldier carries small recon drones as well as autonomous anti personnel drone grenades which when tossed seek out nearby hostiles and fly at them before exploding even if they are hiding behind corners or are behind cover.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >UUVs take the place of submarines
      Eh, I don't ever see this happening. You need a human element for anything that involves launching nukes, so subs might cut down on crew, but there'll always be a few guys inside to tell the robots what to do.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        there are other uses for a submarine than launching nukes

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >smart bullets
    all your railguns & laser shit is boring & gay

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      god i remember seeing this years ago and thinking how fricking terrifying it was. wonder when we'll see it in action.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    troony gun

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Can you go ten minutes without mentioning trannies?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        vatnik's law, they can only ever dream about troony wiener apparently

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Rpgs are technically plasma weapons

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Rpgs are technically plasma weapons
      that's a common misconception. They just get modeled as such because the plug of molten metal that punches through armor behaves like a fluid for most purposes.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's not even molten. Read a book.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I have, and I know it's not really molten, you're not smart.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think lasers are in a place they could be used to great effect militarily. All you have to do is make a platform that automatically targets the head of infantry, and a military grade laser will permanently blind them instantly, you could do a whole squad in a couple seconds.

    railguns have already been developed to pretty good effect, I think the idea was just shelved because they only fit on the Zumwalt and we have nobody to shoot with them.

    coilguns are probably more viable for small scales, but they're kind of shit in my opinion, at least until they can get the velocities up and maybe add an explosive mini shaped charge payload or something cool

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >railguns have already been developed to pretty good effect
      Current state of the art naval railguns have about the same range and destructive power as 1930's era 5" naval gun. The difference is the 5" gun is highly reliable and is capable of sustained fire at either air or ground targets, while the railguns barrel shits the bed after about a dozen shots.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Literally the only thing stopping anyone from making an autonomous blinding laser is the Geneva convention. That’s a giga warcrime, but the technology already exists to do this and it would definitely be very effective

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >imblygin the chinks aren't doing it anyways
        NATO is holding itself back with these silly things like morals and ethics

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    cased telescoped ammo

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Even though this can simplify the action of the gun I think the tradeoff of case diameter and magazine capacity isn’t worth it

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We already have ship-mounted lasers, but the most promising means to get sci-fi plasma weapons is laser-induced plasma, which is a laser that generates plasma on target; which obviously sidesteps the delivery problems that render most plasma weapon concepts fantasy. Theres also the very similar electrolasers, which are factually lasers but in practical laymans terms are lightning weapons; the laser is just used to create a channel the same aforementioned induced plasma for the current to ride to target. However both these technologies require extreme power density we just don't have.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Project MARAUDER is probably the closest we are now to an actual future sci-fi weapon (lasers are somewhat more contemporary these days). Toroidal plasma gun that hits like a fricking lightning gun packed with pounds of c4. Was so effective that upon testing, the military swept in, classified everything, and the project hasn't been heard from for like 35 years or something.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Cybernetics. Probably lead to a safer world. No one would mess with each other. You don't know if that choom with a robotic arm has a built-in cannon.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cybernetics irl will ve nothing like its portrayed in media. The immune system is a ferocious and persistent beast. Even if you suppress the immune response, the body abhors foreign objects. Healthy tissue will grow over surface level cybernetics, will constantly push and pull against wiring or piping or circuitry.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        People with prosthetics have also been know be prone to develop mental disorders.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          NTA, but what's your point? Taking drugs is known to make people prone to develop mental disorders but that hasn't stopped their popularity. Same with social media. Side effects are not going to inhibit the proliferation of cybernetics.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Difference is one of them requires surgery. Granted if you're already willing to put bits of metal inside you out of want rather than need you probably already have a mental disorder.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Difference is one of them requires surgery
              That doesn't hold people back, surgery for cosmetic reasons has been popular since forever. Not to mention piercing, tattoos, and other forms of body modification.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Those things have been getting much less popular in my part of the world so as far as we know you might turn out to be wrong in 20 years. I also do not consider piercing and tattoos to be comparable because those are on a much different scale. It's one thing to put a ring in your nose or a picture on your arm, it's an entirely different thing to chop off your arm and replace it with a metal one.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >it's an entirely different thing to chop off your arm and replace it with a metal one.
                There's more to cybernetics than going that far. I'd argue a pacemaker or artificial organ is cybernetic, though to a lesser extent.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Those are still things people get out of necessity rather than want. Which was the original point i was trying to adress

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Which was the original point i was trying to adress
                anon, people are willing to have their gentials cut off because of body issues. you think that general idea won't spread when it becomes possible to modify the body more and more?

                >>but but that's mental illness!
                Yes. And many people are mentally ill.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Well that suggests it will still be a small minority. And mainly in English speaking countries.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Cyberpsychosis is real
          Mental illnes are just vuzzword for built different

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kind of thread jacking here. I'm not a gun gay, but I am incredibly autistic. I was wondering if you could temm me about the viability of the halo 3 mauler irl. A semi auto revolver that shoots shotgun shells. Mayne 20 gauge? Would this be moronic, or fun to shoot? Has anyone made something like this before? I'm talking full sized shells. Not large pistol calliber filled woth bird shot.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Would this be moronic, or fun to shoot?
      Both. It looks fun as frick to shoot, but it wouldn't be practical for much of anything. With the barrel that short it wouldn't be very powerful.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >pistols are worse than long guns in every way except you can carry them conveniently in holsters
      >make a pistol so frickhuge and weirdly shaped it can't slide in and out of a holster so you have to carry it on a sling like a long gun
      >it dangles around smacking you the whole time you're moving unless you hold it the whole time
      >you have the all shit range and power of a handgun with all the inconvenience of a long gun
      i hate this. everybody does this shit. putting random shit jutting out the sides, making the front bigger than the back, every scifi pistol is such pure aids it makes the L85 look good

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sure, its just a striker or street sweeper, idk why nobody else pointed this out. There were even short barrel ones intended to be fired one-handed. Best known as the "ladies home companion" in .410, but there was a much more obscure police-only version in 12g called the "entry team striker" that retained the short barrel length of the pistol version but added a grip at the 9 o'clock angle.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    6.5x25 cbj

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    my money is on drones. i think we will see drones become effective combat weapons within the next 20-30 years

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Drones haven't been scifi weapons in a long time.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i think they should be, they have this led lights on them and make those zoooooom noises. imagine somebody weaponizing that. horrifying!

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing is going to beat the simplicty of projectile weaponry. Using thing to fire a smaller thing towards something. Lasers? Plasma? Gauss? By and large something that cannot really be better than throwing thing at thing. Physics is physics. What will happen is we'll find ways to make things go faster out of the gun. So, railguns. Of course you could then use railguns to project plasma... But, again, the advantages you'd have of doing that are not really worth it versus 'haha more brrrt'.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      plasma does a better job of going through armor, however, because there is no projectile to fragment

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Theoretically if we did develop plasma weapons, what would they be like/their use be?
        Would it be M.A.R.A.U.D.E.R like toroids? Thin jets of it kind of like shaped charges?
        And plasma is supposed to be a superheated gas right? Would that also improve it's anti-armor capability? Because my only real reference is from B5 (science fiction I know but first impressions are first impressions) where they used them because they wouldn't damage a spaceship or poke holes into the vacuum like bullets could

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          hate to break it to you, but plasma doesnt work bro

          https://www.stardestroyer.net/Empire/Essays/PlasmaWeapons.html

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            the optimal design for plasma weapons is obviously not generating all the plasma in the barrel, but rather having a chemical reaction occurring in the flying projectile that generates the plasma

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              so shooting miniature nukes at the enemy?

              remember that plasma is basically a superheated hyper-radioactive blob of broken atoms
              ie
              a nuclear explosion

              By this definition, atomic annie was the first plasma gun

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                plasma does not have to be generated by a nuclear reaction, nor is it necessarily radioactive

                it is, however, indeed a superheated ionized gas-like state of matter that is very chemically reactive

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        pulsed laser (either nanosecond or picosecond pulsed) is pretty close to optimal for AP due to the ablative effects
        however, this would be much better as a specialist weapon due to the maintainance required in keeping laser lenses clean and the whole thing operational.
        Ultimately, laser weapons (for the forseeable future) are better as mounted and vehicle operated weapons

        Plasma is a meme which only makes sense if it is generated on target, and even then, its much better in an antipersonnel role
        >just have force fields/materials/whatever around it to contain it
        what stops your enemy from having the same stuff to block it? if its cheap enough to be disposable in a projectile, its cheap enough to be used as armor in a technical

        You might get some use out of a plasma thrower, but its discharge would be similar to letting air out of a balloon unless you were sending it out at relativistic speeds, which would quickly cook you and anyone near you (both with heat and ionizing radiation) through backscatter

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Railguns/coilguns
    lasers
    maybe particle beams

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    3D printed 30mm to 40mm gyro-jet rounds and launchers or any other micro-jet that can be hand fired. The technology is already mature.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As soon as space combat is a thing that happens the US is going to dust of Project Maurauder and we'll see Starships with keel mounted plasma railguns like it's Terra Invicta

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Someone should make teflon hollow point bullets filled with flouroantimonic acid. Protenate your body into goop and setting fire to your bones while releasing toxic gas.
    Is that sci-fi enough?

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm hoping we'll eventually see the kind of stuff Mass Effect has. Which i think count as macron weapons? That and while not a weapon plasma could be used for a reusable type of ERA.

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