A few years ago Apple's CEO said that extra reality He has a more promising future than a virtual reality. According to Cook, the latter is less attractive to consumers. The truth is that this one of these technologies is not still in the market of growth.
Military land could become the most fertile land for the development of an extended reality. Contract-based confirmation that has just been signed by the US Army, which is preparing to spray these developments in its activities.
Million investment in RA and holograms
US armed forces signed a merchant contract with Microsoft. This company will provide 100,000 HoloLens units, a growing reality device that also displays holograms in front of the user's eye.
The army will pay 480 million dollars To get rid of these "tools" … is harmless? As the armed forces said, HoloLens will help "increase the military capacity of the soldiers, improving their ability to detect, determine and face the enemy".
The reports indicate that they will make some adjustments in the hardware original, including thermal sensors and vision systems for example. Therefore, they indicate that these helmets will only remain in the experimental ground but can go out to the battlefield.
Bloomberg comments that these helmets have already been used by the Ukraine army in 2016. Also by the Israeli army, although they train and not war or fight.
"HoloLens will increase the military capacity of the soldiers, improving their ability to detect, determine and face the enemy," they say by the US Army.
A few months ago, company employees released an open letter to account because they were dissatisfied with using this technology developed by the armed forces.
"We are working at Microsoft University to create a positive impact on people and society, with the expectation that the technologies that we develop will not cause harm or human suffering," they said.
And they added: "We are not many who We believe that what we build to employ the war should not be used. When we decided to work on this, we did with the hope of empowering every person on the planet to achieve more things, not with the intention of finishing life. "