A few years ago Apple's CEO said it was increased reality has a more promising future than virtual reality. According to Cook, the latter is less appealing to users. The truth is that none of these technologies were still on the mass market.
The military field could become the most fruitful basis for the development of an increased reality. A certificate based on a contract just signed by the United States Army, which is preparing to impose these advances in its activities.
Millionaire investments in RA and holograms
The US armed forces signed a million dollar contract with Microsoft. This company will provide 100 thousand units of HoloLens, an enhanced reality device that takes the hologram in front of the user's eyes.
The army will pay 480 million dollars to equip these "weapons" … harmless? As commented on by the armed forces, HoloLens will help "increase the deadly capacity of soldiers, improve their ability to detect, decide and confront the enemy".
Reports indicate that they will make some changes to Hardware original, including thermal sensors and night vision systems. They emphasize that these helmets will not remain only on experimental ground, but they could go to the battlefield.
Bloomberg Remarks that these helmets have been used by the Ukrainian army for years. Even the Israeli army, even in training, and not in war or combat.
"HoloLens will increase the deadly capabilities of soldiers, improve their capabilities for detection, deciding and confronting the enemy," the US military says.
A few months ago, employees of the company published an open letter in which they replied that they did not like the use of this technology developed by the armed forces.
"We are working with Microsoft to create a positive impact on people and society, and we expect that the technologies we are developing will not cause harm or suffering to people," they said.
And they added: "We are a lot We believe that we can not use it to build a war. When we decided to work on this, we did it with the hope that we will allow every person on the planet to reach more things, not with the goal of ending life. "