US military is building its own metaverse and it’s a far cry from Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘virtual utopia’ dreams
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been crediting himself with popularizing the concept of a metaverse, but now it looks like the defense industry wants in. Defense companies want to use the technology to train fighter pilots, and others in the military.
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Thanks to Red 6, the US military can train more effectively. Fighter pilots can practice dogfighting against virtual planes while pulling several Gs.
We can fly against any threat we want. And that threat could be controlled by an individual remotely or AI.
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Red 6 brings the virtual and constructive assets into the real world. This allows pilots and ground operators to experience synthetic threats in real time, outdoors and in high speed environments.
A military metaverse is a virtual reality space created by combining artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR). This new technology allows users to interact with objects in real-time. Users can create avatars in this environment and then use them to explore and interact with other people or objects.
This isn’t the only example. High-tech helmets for fighters include displays that share telemetry data and target info. The US Army also teamed up with Microsoft to create versions of its HoloLens AR systems for soldiers.
This is not just a technological evolution, but also a social, human, business and even religious revolution.