#Google Glass Military Ambitions: SWAT and Fully Unmanned Military Special Ops Teams

from blacklistednews.com: Special
operations teams handling tactical maneuvers for U.S. military and law
enforcement could become the next viable industries for Google Glass. It
could explain some of the acquisitions the company made late last year.

Picture a 10-person special weapons and tactics (SWAT) team
surrounding a home where an armed gunman barricaded himself. Each SWAT
member wearing Google Glass would snap a photo and share a 360-degree
view with other team members to provide a sequence of events. The
command center guiding the team also could upload a diagram of the house
or physical structure to provide a floor plan and entrance strategy.

Google Glass could also stream video from a small drone hovering
overhead to special ops teams on the ground.
When searching backyards,
the drone could follow the suspect.
Team members would see the images
simultaneously, rather than one person trying to communicate the
whereabouts through radio transmissions.

For every positive influence Glass might create, there’s a negative
not far behind. In a court of law during a murder case the defense could
dissect the 1.8 seconds of video just prior to the suspect’s death or

For military use, think robotics. Google Glass could become the controls for a fully unmanned military special ops team. With Google’s recent acquisitions focsued on cameras and robotics, it now makes sense why late last year the company acquired Schaft,
Industrial Perception, Meka and Redwood Robotics, Bot & Dolly,
Autofuss and Holomni. One expert believes Google execs are setting up
the company to become a military and government contractor.

Google isn’t the only company building equipment U.S. military and law enforcement could use. U.K.-based Golden-I has
created a headset for police officers that handles facial recognition,
scans license plates and monitors vital signs, but the platform can
offer so much more.

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