A few years ago Apple CEO said that widespread reality has a more promising future than virtual reality. According to Cook, it is less attractive for users. The truth is that none of these technologies has ever been captured in the mass market.
Military terrain may become the busiest ground for expanding reality, Confirmation based on a contract that has just been signed by the United States Army, which is preparing to introduce these advances into its activities.
Millionaire investments in RA and holograms
US Armed Forces Signed a millionaire contracts with Microsoft, This company will provide 100 thousand units of HoloLens, a device of extended reality that also performs holograms in front of the user's eyes.
The army pays $ 480 million to equip these "weapons" … harmless? As they commented on the armed forces, HoloLens will help "increase lethal soldiers' capacity, improve their ability to detect, decide and stand up against the enemy",
Reports indicate that they will make some changes in hardware original, including, for example, thermal sensors and night vision systems. Therefore, they point out that these helmets will only remain in the experimental field, but they can go to the battlefield.
Bloomberg recalls that these helmets were already used by the Ukrainian Army in 2016. Also the Israeli army, though in training and not in war or in combat.
"HoloLens will increase the soldiers' lethal capacity and improve their ability to detect, decide and stand up against the enemy," they say from the US Army.
A few months ago, the company's employees issued an open letter to explain their dislike of using this technology developed by the armed forces.
"We are working at Microsoft to create a positive impact on people and society, with the expectation that the technology we are developing will not cause harm or human suffering," they said.
And they added: "We are many who We believe that what we are going to build should not be used for warWhen we decided to work on it, we did it in the hope that we would take every man on this planet to get more things, not with the intention of ending his life. "