Palmer Luckey Details His Vision of Reshaping National Security During Interview

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During an interview with CNN, former Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey detailed his vision for national security. After selling his Oculus VR technology to Facebook and leaving the company he founded behind, Palmer Luckey co-founded Anduril Industries in Orange County, California. There his team of visionaries have developed a futuristic military technology system called Lattice. Lattice allows the military, law enforcement, and first responders to detect, see, and share information with real time tracking maps using head up display (HUD) technology similar to what is available to fighter jet pilots. For example, autonomous drones could scan areas to detect forest fires. When a fire is detected, a human monitoring multiple drone sensor feeds would request that fire fighting robots be deployed at the edge of the fire. These autonomous robots could continue fighting the fire even when overwhelmed by the flames. These situations would surely harm a human, but by being able to see every aspect of the emergency using the Lattice system, first responders could be kept out of harm's way.

Palmer Luckey says that it has been the dream of the American military to have HUD technology available to foot soldiers on the ground. This increased situational awareness will save lives as drones and sensors will show soldiers the type of threat that is present. Not only will it detect that an intruder is in an area, it will allow the military to make decisions based on how many and how well armed the enemy is so that soldiers can be better prepared for encounters. He even gave an example during the interview where soldiers could see enemy troop movement on the opposite side of a mountain and thus make an informed decision to prepare for battle, call in backup, or withdraw to a safe place. Previously the soldiers would have been ambushed and possibly suffer casualties.

His decision to launch Anduril was prescient. As US military leaders worry other countries are developing more advanced technologies, Pentagon officials now want to work closer with emerging companies and Silicon Valley to adopt new tools, such as artificial intelligence. "I'm much more concerned about other countries like Russia and China building technology that they use to oppress their own people and also expanding their sphere of influence over other countries," said Luckey, adding he doesn't intend to sell Anduril's technology to China or Russia. "We can't afford to say, 'Just let Russia have the best military technology. Let's let China have the best military technology,'" Luckey told Segall. "I'd rather have us moving quickly trying to build the best technology for the United States."
 

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Harps back to Sun Tzu...

Know yourself, know your enemy, (know God), and you will know victory.

Knowledge is power.

(God inclusion is due to being part of the original saying btw).
 

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He's off to make the big boy toys. Oh yeah, something something Sun Tzu.
 

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I do recommend watching the entire video. He goes over some really advanced concepts of how war will be in the future. At no point during the interview does he slowdown, so it is fresh information from start to end.
 

Aioeyu

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Maybe the military can actually get useful technology for once, instead of pie in the sky promises and pork. None of what Lucky is proposing sounds like new ideas. What would be new would be actual follow through with decent gear. Much of the techtec use in the military is years behind what civilian hobbyists use thanks to the "wonderful" world of government contracting.
 

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If we could get this technology in the hands of CBP, it could be more effective than a wall.
 

GT98

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What would be new would be actual follow through with decent gear. Much of the techtec use in the military is years behind what civilian hobbyists use thanks to the "wonderful" world of government contracting.
But it "works" and has most/all the bugs worked out of it.

NASA was using old dino tech computers on the Space Shuttle (I think 286 Laptops or something?) because it did what it needed to do and worked.

An old company I worked at made parts that where based off 40 plus year old specs for the DOD...why? Because it worked.

Not to mention the possibility of a Supermicro style attack on systems that have compromised IC designs that have a kill switch built into them that can be activated by China or whoever when using newer designs.
 

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Poor Palmer Luckey.
He was the big advocate for VR tech with Oculus and kind of kicked off the latested wave of VR tech. When success was within his grasp Facebook bought Oculus and fired him because he was a Trump supporter.
 
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Ok... so the screencap on the video makes him look like he has a hairbrush stuck in his hair.

You're welcome! :D
 

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Poor Palmer Luckey.
He was the big advocate for VR tech with Oculus and kind of kicked off the latested wave of VR tech. When success was within his grasp Facebook bought Oculus and fired him because he was a Trump supporter.
Yes, this poor unfortunate guy started a company and sold it to Facebook, his share was $700 million. This happened when he was 21 years old.
 
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