By now, everyone has heard about President Trump’s promise to build a wall for border patrol. As most have pointed out, it will not be an easy task to accomplish. Building a wall, whether it happens or not, might still not be enough.
Others are proposing alternative technology-based solutions that might help with the surveillance of the border. Technology enables surveillance extension and detection that is difficult to accomplish with human detection alone.
This is where, Palmer Luckey, the founder of the Oculus Rift VR headset (http://brightersight.ca/virtual-reality/), that later got sold to Facebook, wants to help. Palmer is working on surveillance technology, particularly LIDAR and infrared sensors working in conjunction with regular cameras to monitor sensitive entry point areas. Palmer is coming from a VR background and considered to be a guru. I wonder if there will be any linkage between his future surveillance software and wearables? Perhaps the data can be sent from drones to augmented reality wearables that boarder patrol agents will wear to get real-time extended surveillance and feedback.
Read more about Palmer Luckey’s new startup here:
Perhaps he has a strong desire to help make America safe again or he is just a smart businessman going where the money is.
The US is planning on spending billions on border patrol, read more here: