Microsoft Workers Revolt Over $480 Million Defense Contract

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Microsoft Workers Revolt Over $480 Million Defense Contract

Post by Doka » 02-24-2019 03:29 AM

Microsoft has been "Weaponized" against Humanity for a long time. A new kind of making war was bound to happen, with robots and all. Remember "Buck Rogers"?


Microsoft Workers Revolt Over $480 Million Defense Contract

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 20:30

18 years after Microsoft's Halo began training kids to shoot bad guys using a heads-up display (HUD), dozens of Microsoft employees have signed a petition against the development of Halo-esque augmented reality HUDs for the US Army, reports CNBC.

HoloLens is one of the leading consumer-grade headsets, however with only 50,000 units sold as of last November, it has yet to find a large-scale consumer application.
The contract, awarded last November, could eventually lead to the military purchasing more than 100,000 headsets that project holographic images into the wearer's field of vision in order to "increase lethality by enhancing the ability to detect, decide and engage before the enemy," according to a government description of the program.

"Augmented reality technology will provide troops with more and better information to make decisions. This new work extends our longstanding, trusted relationship with the Department of Defense to this new area," a Microsoft spokesman said in a November statement to Bloomberg.

The U.S. Army and the Israeli military have already used Microsoft’s HoloLens devices in training, but plans for live combat would be a significant step forward. -Bloomberg

"Microsoft employees doth protest"

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Post by Riddick » 02-24-2019 04:04 AM

Hey Now Doka! Thanks for the post

One's enough though, I think the other can go

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I did it again?! :confused:
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