A few years ago, the CEO of Apple said that augmented reality this 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 survive in the mass market.
Military fields can be the most fertile land for the development of augmented reality. An affirmation based on a contract recently signed by the United States Army, which is preparing to inject this progress into its activities.
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The US armed forces signed a sign millionaire contract with Microsoft. The company will provide 100 thousand HoloLens units, augmented reality devices that also show holograms before the user's eyes.
The army will pay 480 million dollars to supplement with this "weapon" … not dangerous? When they commented from the armed forces, HoloLens will help "increase the deadly capacity of the soldiers, increase their ability to detect, decide and confront the enemy".
Reports indicate that they will make some modifications at hardware originals, including for example thermal sensors and night vision systems. Thus, they show that this helmet will not remain only on the experimental field but can go out into battle.
Bloomberg commented that this helmet had been used by the Ukrainian army in 2016. Also by the Israeli army, even in training and not in war or fighting.
"HoloLens will increase the deadly capacity of the soldiers, increase their ability to detect, decide and confront the enemy," they said from the US Army.
Several months ago, company employees released an open letter to explain their dislike of the use of this technology developed by the armed forces.
"We work at Microsoft to create a positive impact on society and society, with the hope that the technology we develop will not cause human harm or suffering," they said.
And they added: "We are many We believe that what we build should not be used for war. When we decided to do this, we did it in the hope of empowering everyone on this planet to achieve more, not with the aim of ending life. "