Several years ago, Apple CEO said that increased 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 has yet been maintained on a mass market.
The military field could become the most fertile ground for the development of an increased reality. An affirmation based on an agreement that has just been signed by the US Army, which is preparing to inject these advances into its activities.
Millionaire investment in RA and holograms
The United States Armed Forces signed million dollar deal with Microsoft. This company will provide 100,000 units of HoloLens, an enhanced reality device, which also displays holograms in front of the user's eyes.
The army will pay $ 480 million to equip these "weapons" … harmless? As commented by the Armed Forces, HoloLens will help "increase the deadly capacity of soldiers, improve their ability to detect, rule and confront the enemy".
Reports show that they will make some modifications in hardware original, including for example thermal sensors and night vision systems. Thus, they point out that these helmets will not remain only on an experimental field, but could be released on the battlefield.
Bloomberg commented that these helmets were already used by the Ukrainian army in 2016. Also, by the Israeli army, although in training, and not in war or struggle.
"HoloLens will increase the deadly capacity of soldiers, improve their ability to detect, decide and confront the enemy," the US Army said.
A few months ago, company employees released an open letter saying they did not like the use of this technology developed by the armed forces.
"We are working on 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 We believe that what we are building should not be used for war. When we decided to work on this, we did it with the hope of empowering every person on the planet to achieve more things, not with the intention of ending life. "