I find it interesting because in modern world we see more and more integration of computers into soldier's gear. The next logical step would be a total integration of a aiming computer into weapon itself - first steps toward that apporach are already here with for instance FN-2000 rifle and many others. However, what further enhancement of the designs would probably become an addition to the so called Soldier 2000 battle systems, where soldier is already part of larger computer based system (command and control). So I'm not surprised I see camera here - ability to send images to officers directly could be a tactical advantage. Question remains if such computer screen mounted on weapon would be of primary or rather a secondary use. Honestly, I think there's room for both, but with modern progress of flexible, transparent displays I think we might see in a future helmets that would incorporate HUDs, IR vision, light enhancement and many more options, thus making the weapon based screens obsolete or for emergency use only. They would still need however to be designed with peripherials (camera, laser designator etc) that would be then bridged digitally with the rest of the gear.
I have to ask how do those rails work? some magnetic or some sort of attractive force between the rails and the attachment? I'm simply asking because they seem to be sort of piramidal in shape instead of the picatinny rails tree type shape [link] .
CCP might feel it too impractical for their civilizations. Stock has to be removed from shoulder to be reloaded, weapon has to be reajusted and resighted after reloading. Hint's at a vague concept such as "X-Ray Visor" which makes little sense as traditional X-Ray's and almost all the ones we use require a source or X-rays and have limited range due to the range of the x-rays and background noise. Also I wonder if we'd still be using 1913 type picatinny rails on guns so far in the future. Then theres the rails within the "carry" handle portion.
Needles to say, I've always thought CCP to almost think through the design of everything in eve, and have always tried to stick to some form of scientific facts.