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The problem with cool strap-on heads-up displays a few lucky soldiers get to use on the battlefield today is that they're bulky affairs that make them look like half-assed cyborgs. Plus, the interface is limited. The Pentagon wants to develop contact lenses that'll put "first-person-shooter-type video game" graphics on top the soldiers' vision. Yes, they want to make real-life combat the realest Halo match ever.
Originally posted by Optix
Maybe the lenses will be linked to a ultra satellite, that can pick up people and then put up a indicator above the enemy. This will also indicate whether it is a friend or foe. Your fellow soldiers could wear a device to show you they are friendly. also have trajectory makers for you to aim grenade launchers and such. This all means to be a more effective combatant.