Yet one more instance of the future being now. That soldier on the ground his capacity for combat greatly enhanced by what are called Smart Glasses! Already being worn.
"Secretive Military Tech Company Announces Augmented Reality Glasses For Consumers"
"For the past six years, low-key Osterhout Design Group [ODG] has been building heavy duty smart glasses for the military. But after seeing the kind attention heaped onto gadgets like Google Glass, the small San Francisco-based company is looking towards the consumer market"
Devices such as this are featured and worn in both the "Predator" and "Terminator" movies!
"For less than $1,000, ODG plans on releasing a more consumer-friendly version of its glasses in 2015. The glasses can do everything its military-grade specs can do—display high-definition video, record video, lay visuals over the real world—but will be 30 percent smaller and 20 percent lighter, and they’ll look a little less awkward."
"ODG’s augmented reality glasses come packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a global navigation satellite system; and sensors for figuring out where you’re looking"
"The glasses also track your head movement, so you can be placed into a 3D picture or video feed like you would with a pair of virtual reality goggles."
Lighter, smaller but constantly with ever greater capacity and capability! AND what was only an adjunct hardware as perhaps worn by only the most select and elite of the special operations type of troop now available to the general public.
YES indeed, amazing!