A few years ago, Apple CEO said that augmented reality It has a more promising future than virtual reality. According to Cook, the latter is less attractive to users. The truth is that none of these technologies survived in the mass market.
The military landscape can be the most fertile ground for the development of augmented reality., A statement based on a contract that has just been signed by the United States Army, which is preparing to make these advances in its activities.
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US forces signed million contract with MicrosoftThis company will provide 100 thousand units of HoloLens, an augmented reality device that also displays holograms before the user's eyes.
Army will pay 480 million dollars equip with this "weapon" … harmless? As they commented on the military, HoloLens will help "increase the deadly ability of soldiers, improve their ability to detect, solve and confront the enemy",
The reports indicate that they will make some changes to hardware original, including, for example, temperature sensors and night vision systems. Thus, they note that these helmets will not only remain in the experimental terrain, but may enter the battlefield.
Bloomberg that these helmets were already used by the army of Ukraine in 2016. Also the Israeli army, albeit in training, and not in war or battle.
"HoloLens will increase the deadly ability of soldiers, improve their ability to detect, solve and resist the enemy," they say from the US Army.
A few months ago, company employees issued an open letter to explain their dislike of using this technology developed by the armed forces.
“We work at Microsoft to create a positive impact on people and society, expecting that the technologies we are developing will not cause harm or human suffering,” they said.
And they added: "We are many, who We believe that what we build should not be used to wage war“When we decided to work on this, we did it with the hope that every person on the planet could achieve more than the intention to end life.”