The picture shows a cut-open smart bullett which homes in on a person’s individual unique heat pattern or signature. The screencap is from ‘↑Runaway,’ a 1984 cyberpunk flic directed by Michael Crichton, starring Tom Selleck and Kirstie Alley.
And this is a promotional picture of Sandia National Laboratories’ self-guided bullet prototype from a 30 January 2012 ↑press release. It’s not heat seeking, but a kind of miniature laser-guided rocket fired from small-caliber, smooth-bore firearms. Mr. Roboto over at ↑cyberpunkreview immediately remembered the bullett from the 1984 movie, when he saw Sandia’s prototype. Additionally he had the ↑fine idea that the MPAA now should sue Sandia Labs for copyright infringement. To complete the surreal cyberpunkish air of the story, here is a snippet from the press release:
‘Potential customers for the bullet include the military, law enforcement and recreational shooters.’
Well, I guess Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg (Gary Oldman) of ‘↑The Fifth Element‘ (Besson 1997) fame although would try to sell weapons firing smart bulletts to everyone. Here is Zorg demonstrating the according capability of his product, the ZF-1:
BESSON, LUC. 1997. The fifth element [motion picture]. Paris: Gaumont.
CRICHTON, JOHN MICHAEL. 1984. Runaway [motion picture]. Culver City: TriStar Pictures.