A few years ago, CEO of Apple said that increased reality has more promising future than virtual reality. According to Cook, this is less appealing to users. It is true that none of these technologies have been kept on the mass market yet.
The military terrain could become the most fertile ground for the development of increased reality, A certificate based on a contract that has just been signed by the United States Army, which is preparing to embed these advances into its activities.
Millionaire investment in RA and holograms
The US Armed Forces have signed millionaire contract with Microsoft, This company will provide 100,000 units of HoloLens, an additional device that also displays holograms in front of users.
The army will pay $ 480 million equip with this "weapon" … harmless? While commenting on the armed forces, HoloLens will help "increase the deadly capacity of soldiers, enhancing their ability to detect, decide and confront the enemy".
Reports show that they will make some changes to hardware original, including, for example, thermal sensors and night vision systems. So they point out that these helmets will not stay on experimental grounds alone, but they can go to the battlefield.
Bloomberg comments that these helmets were already used by the army of Ukraine in 2016. Also an Israeli army, though in training, not in war or combat.
"HoloLens will increase the deadly capacity of soldiers, enhancing their ability to detect, resolve and confront the enemy," say those from the US Army.
A few months ago, employees of the company published an open letter explaining how they disliked the use of this technology developed by the armed forces.
"We are working in Microsoft to create a positive impact on people and society, with the expectation that the technologies we develop will not cause harm or human suffering," they said.
And they added, "We are many who We believe that what we build can not be used for warfareWhen we have decided to work on this, we have done so with the hope that every person on the planet can achieve more things than intending to end their lives. "