Are you excited about Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Glass eventually making its way to the market? Is this wearable device something you are hoping to get your hands on as son as you are able to do so? Like many, you may be dreaming of the day when you can put this technology to good use.
With all this in mind, you may be surprise to find that Google is not exactly the first company to the punch. While Glass is unique in many ways, according to a recent Bloomberg Video, “the next trend in military tech looks a lot like Google Glass.”
Does this mean Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Glass could make it ways to a battlefield in some part of the world in the near future? While this has not been ruled out, it is important to note that many soldiers are already using similar technology.
For a better idea of what is available to the military right now, let’s take a closer look at what the video segment had to say:
“The airman looks out, he says an enemy camp that is partially marked. He can look at that, press a button on his wrist display, mark that target, which captures the coordinates of that target, that he can pass on to aircraft to eliminate it.”
While this is powerful stuff, you will get a true idea of just how powerful it is by watching the video accompanying the text (check the next page of this article).
Todd Lovell is the guy giving us all the information in this video. As the technology director for Raytheon, he knows a thing or two about this type of technology and how it is being used by the United States Military.
He added the following while displaying some of the coolest technology you will ever see, as well as something that is quite similar to Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Glass:
“On his head you will see the helmet mounted display of the information of what is going on around him. On his wrist is a display controller that can display things like we are demonstrating here, like a moving map…”
Is this technology being used on the battlefield exactly the same as Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Glass? Definitely not. Are there many similarities? For sure.
If you want to watch the video in its entirety, you can do so by visiting the following page: