I have been following the LSW vs LMG vs GPMG vs Minimi debate on other threads, and it occurred to me that I might be losing sight of the big picture. Just because the LMG can shoot the horns off a Russian goat at 600 yards (before Vladimir Vladimirovich blows it up with his bazooka from 800 yards) doesn't mean that it is the perfect weapon. So what is? My offering: An integrated weapon and platform system. The platform would be a big floating bubble in the air which would house the Future Soldier, his family, and any friends and illegal immigrants he wanted to host or employ. It would deploy the weapon automatically, giving him time to combine his studies with an Open University course. The weapon would isolate the enemy, evaluate his life, and then transport him to an alternative universe where his new circumstances would allow his karma to progress. Does this sound too New Labour?