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Microsoft Have Found A Use For HoloLens And It's To Help Kill People

"Increase lethality"

Microsoft’s Holoens project has been a bit of a gimmick, with impressive demos showing Minecraft running on a table top, but the product has never made it in to the hands of consumers. Microsoft have now found a new use for the device but probably not what the designers had in mind.

Bloomberg have reported the company has just won a $480 million contract for augmented reality systems which will be used by the U.S. Army in training and combat missions. The headsets will allow soldiers to “increase lethality by enhancing the ability to detect, decide and engage before the enemy.”

Now we could get in to all sorts of discussions about this, why not arm the soldiers with the best equipment to help them win a battle, but it does seem a big step from Minecraft.

The Army have requested a few upgrades including “night vision and thermal sensing, measure vital signs like breathing and “readiness,” monitor for concussions and offer hearing protection”. The order instantly makes the Army the biggest consumer of Hololens.

Source: Bloomberg

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3 Comments
  1. MOVE
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    America (’ s army) First!

    Comment posted on 30/11/2018 at 22:45.
  2. Andrewww
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    Ouch.
    Well, Google is evil, Facebook is worse, who would expect Microsoft to be any better?

    Comment posted on 30/11/2018 at 23:33.
  3. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    Achievement unlocked – collateral damage.

    Comment posted on 01/12/2018 at 11:53.