Kai Kloepfer

18 year old Kai Kloepfer has a dream:

Kai is using the $50,000 grant he received from the Smart Tech Challenges Foundation to integrate a biometric fingerprint sensor onto a live firearm. This gun would prevent unauthorized users from firing the weapon, reducing accidental injury and death, and keeping homes across America safer.

1:11 – That’s nice they actually included the gun store owner saying he wasn’t too fond of the concept.  You don’t often see both viewpoints being shown.

4:08 – Military applications?  Huh why?  I like that this kid is asking questions anyway… that’s how you learn.

3…..2…….1…… ah there it is –> 5:51 – “At this point even one.  Because I don’t want to have anyone to have to go to places like this to remember loved ones.”

Kai-Kloepfer-Smart-GunsI really like Kai’s optimism, but I don’t see this particular fingerprint technology being a viable solution.   I think someday there might be a solution we can all be happy with, and I think it’s great people are working on it.  The market will decide which solution is the right one.   Oh actually… maybe the government will just decide for us, whenever they feel like it.  That seems to be how it works sometime.

Thoughts?  If nothing else, Kai can now tell girls “Google me” when they ask what’s he’s about.  That’s the ultimate flex when you’re not even finished high school yet.

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