I'll bite. Personally, the day that fieldcraft, stalking, and shooting (the only skills really required to be a successful hunter) are no longer required. That will be the day I stop hunting. Now... to a degree, a smart scope that can range find for you, I get.To me, an organization that won't adapt will eventually die. One way or the other. I don't have a smart scope but I don't hate the idea. If something aids in making clean, quick kills and the hunter can shoot the given distance reliably, I have a hard time hating it. And the bit in the article about houndsmen not being able to use gps collars to locate and get to a treed cat faster is laughable to anyone who has hunted over hounds and enjoyed it in any manner. No good hound hunter is going to willingly ignore that and go listen for dogs barking treed or some other old fashioned way when they have invested in GPS collars. No need to let your dogs stand out in the elements and or potentially be in a scrape with a cat ( in the case of it being bayed up on the ground) longer than needed just for some numbers in a book.
But people are becoming so stinkin' lazy when it comes to hunting that it is shocking to me. I hunt black bear in the Adirondacks where I live, and where I hunt is totally vacant of hunters. Why? Because the yocals from downstate who want to drive their ATV to base of their treestand so they don't have to get off their 350lb butts and actually HIKE a little bit, can't do that there as the terrain is too rough. There's no cell service there so they can't use cellular cameras. "I have to walk for 30 MINUTES JUST TO CHECK A CAMERA?!?!?". Everyone know these kind of "hunters". So the only people willing to hunt in that game rich place are people who want to put in the work to get there.
Hunting, for me at least, is about testing YOUR skill against the animal. NOT testing your technology against an animal. There is a heritage to hunting that some technology destroys. Look at the immense popularity of traditional muzzleloaders! Decades after the inline "modern" muzzleloader was introduced, pietta and Uberti are still in business and their business is thriving!
Hunting is adventure and instant gratification technology removes that adventure for me. I use some trail cams, but I have to hike in and check them. They are only to see if game is in the area. I don't use them to look for trophies. (I am not after the biggest whatever ( rack/skull/measurement). I could care less. I am after the whole experience and if I happen on a large specimen its more exciting but it's not why I am there.
I dont know for sure where the line is... but I know for sure when things cross it. Why not just have a rifle mounted to a scope cam on a motorized tripod in the woods? If you were a subsitence hunter, sure. But none of us are anymore. We dont rely soley on what you can grow and kill to survive. Technology is great if it makes surviving or making a living less arduous (look how the elephant hunters of old migrated whole-heartedly to smokeless cartridges). But when what you're doing is a hobby... I think there is a point at which people are just in it to show off their "prowess", when they really have none and rely solely on their cell phone, trail cams, stupidly complicated rifles and scopes, to just shoot some hapless deer that you could have gotten with a bit more work and corresponding more fulfillment.
If people are just checking boxes at having killed the biggest "insert-animal-here", then what fulfillment is there other than some percieved bragging right? And genuine hunters can usually spot the braggart very quickly and avoid them at all costs.
Now this is just my take on it and it isn't intended to offend anyone in particular, but when hunting requires me to spend more time on my phone and laptop than actually being in the woods, its no longer worth it.