A few years ago, CEO Apple said that the 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 still strengthened in the mass market.
The military ground could become the most fertile ground for the development of augmented reality. An affirmation that is based on a contract that has just been signed by the United States Army, which prepares to inject these advances into its activities.
Millionary investment in RA and holograms
The US Armed Forces signed one millionaire contract with Microsoft. This company must provide 100 thousand units of HoloLens, an augmented reality device that also shows holograms in front of the eyes of the user.
The army will pay 480 million dollars to equip yourself with these "weapons" … harmless? As they commented from the armed forces, HoloLens will help "increase the lethal capacity of the soldiers, improving their abilities to detect, decide and face the enemy".
The reports indicate that they will make some modifications in the hardware original, including for example thermal sensors and systems of night vision. Thus, they point out that these helmets will not remain only in the experimental field but they could go on the battlefield.
Bloomberg He says that these helmets had already been used by the Ukrainian army in 2016. Also for the Israeli army, although in training and not in warlike actions or confrontations.
"HoloLens will increase the lethal capacity of the soldiers, improving their ability to detect, decide and face the enemy," they say from the US Army.
A few months ago, company employees disclosed an open letter to account for their dislike for the use of this technology that they develop on the part of the armed forces.
"We work in Microsoft to create a positive impact on people and society, with the expectation that the technologies we develop will not cause human suffering or suffering," they said.
And they added: "We are many who We believe that what we built should not be used to deliver the war. When we decided to work on this, we did so with the hope of empowering every person on the planet to achieve more things, not with the intention of ending life. "