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"One could imagine a very ascetic sort of life ... where the body is ignored. This is something I've played with in my books, where people hate to be reminded sometimes that they have bodies, they find it very slow and tedious."
- William Gibson

Remotely Operated Auto-targeting Gun (ROAG)  
  A weapon able to pick out its own targets; it's action can be remotely initiated.  

Soldiers in the near-future Iraq of the novel had access to the latest in weapons.

The Humvee had a ROAG - Remotely Operated Auto-targeting Gun - a rapid-fire twenty millimeter mounted over the roof like a small steel sewage pipe.
Technovelgy from Quantico, by Greg Bear.
Published by Vanguard in 2007
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In an interview with Technovelgy.com, Greg Bear had this to say about the ROAG:

    Technovelgy: You also write about an ROAG. Have you seen the work they've been doing on [autonomous] sentry guns?

    Greg Bear: "No, I haven't. I've seen some of these things on the military Discovery channel. Some of that stuff is astonishing; the self-targeting bullets, the flechette technology. I discussed flechettes back in the 1980's - man, it's really happening."

    T: For self-targeting bullets, [Michael] Crichton directed a movie in the 1980's - Runaway - that showed self-targeting bullets. [see smart bullets]

    GB: "I think they did that in [Who Framed] Roger Rabbit, too. [Laughs] I don't know if you've listed that."

    T: I don't think I listed that...

    (Read the rest of Greg Bear's interview on Quantico.)

A very early (possibly the earliest) reference to this kind of weapon is the automatic gun from Michael Crichton's 1969 novel The Andromeda Strain.

Be sure to take a look at these real-life autonomous sentry guns:

Also, take a look at the Handwear Computer Input Device Combat Glove (which was demonstrated at NextFest 2006).

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