25 Feb HoloLens Warfare Causes Rift at Microsoft
Since the dawn of time man has embarked upon the quest for Power. Conquering, pillaging, and destroying any obstacles standing in his way.
Empires are built, toppled, then built again – The insatiable war machine feeding off the rubble.
With a nations sovereignty being only as strong as its military and alliances, it’s prudent to allocate all available resources to that means.
And with technology being the new weapons of mass destruction its integration into the modern war room was inevitable.
Not to be confused with virtual reality, augmented reality is a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image onto a user’s view of the real world, Resulting in a digitally-enhanced composite view.
Although, the technology has be around for quite sometime, Microsoft is one of the first companies to introduce a commercially viable product into the marketplace – its called Halo Lens and it got the attention of the United States Army.
In November 2018, Microsoft signed a $479 million contract with the US Army. The plan is to supply them with more than 100,000 specialized Halo Lens headsets to be used in the Army’s Integrated Visual Augmentation System” or IVAS for short.
This didn’t sit well with some of the folks at Microsoft who signed a letter calling for the tech company to end its military contract citing its employees and shareholders do not want to become war profiteers.
The world is getting weird, perspective is encouraged.