By changing its name to Meta, Facebook started the race for the meta-verse. Financial institutions and technology companies spare no effort to conquer virtual reality. In order not to miss the train, the Pentagon is working on the metavers of the US Army.
Earlier this month, we talked about Spaceverse, a variation of the meta-verse that the U.S. Air Force would have developed to train and train its units. In this article, we asked ourselves as follows: will the US Army integrate existing blockchains, or will it develop its own blockchain? We have the answer below.
Recently, Wired reported that the U.S. military has already developed its own version of the meta-verse. Which means the U.S. Army has stayed ahead of the metaverse if we take into account its new projects that use artificial intelligence (AI) assistants. Through these, soldiers will benefit from guidance through sounds, words and graphics. And it will depend on their location or their actions.
On the US Air Force side, fighter pilots improve by measuring themselves against the best elements of AI. Typically, the latter has already used the trial-and-error process to master the ability to overtake and outsmart any human pilot.
Otherwise, the U.S. Air Force already hosted a high-level meeting in a virtual environment last December. 250 people attended this meeting.
Metaverset has been on the rise since Mark Zuckerberg announced that Meta will now take the name Facebook. In this virtual reality, he wants to create a world where people interact as in the real world. Many were won, both individuals and companies.
In addition, the number of companies attracted to the meta-verse continues to increase. We are currently witnessing a stream of economic actors towards this new virtual Eldorado. Some of them do not hesitate to pay millions of dollars to afford a virtual plot in Decentraland or The Sandbox.
But is the meta-verse really that new? Not at all. Right next to the constituent elements of this virtual universe, we see that many of them have already existed for a long time. These include virtual and augmented reality environments, three-dimensional simulations and helmet screens.
Over the past decade, virtual reality has always been at the heart of the training of U.S. Army pilots and sailors. This allowed for savings in the form of military equipment, often overpriced. Hence the use of simulated environments for staff training. In addition, the technology has enabled users to test equipment to their absolute limits and work endlessly to improve human skills.
The U.S. Army has always used VR to prepare its units for the ruthless world on the battlefield. Thus, U.S. Army hospitals, including Tampa, do not hesitate to use it to help veterans get away from the horrors of war and combat post-traumatic stress.
Still in the defense sector, there is also Boeing, which uses augmented reality (AR) to train its mechanics in the hours before hitting a navy aircraft. More precisely, they will not perform the general maintenance of a unit belonging to the army without having undergone this phase.
In addition, it should be mentioned that the US Army has signed a contract of almost 22 million dollars with Microsoft for the supply of more than 120,000 helmets boosted by Hololen’s technology. This took place long before Zuckerberg’s Meta arrived.
With an appropriate budget and all the aces in hand, it makes perfect sense that the U.S. military does not need to outsource its metavers to a Meta or a Microsoft. Because its old practice shows that this new technology is not so new.
Source: Interesting Engineering
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