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    News - Oculus Rift helps Norwegian Army tank drivers to navigate

    Testing the headset in the hope of giving tank commanders a clearer all round view.
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    Re: News - Oculus Rift helps Norwegian Army tank drivers to navigate

    I wonder how Facebook will handle the reputation and ethical issues of becoming an arms supplier?

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    Re: News - Oculus Rift helps Norwegian Army tank drivers to navigate

    I would be more worried about the tank commanders destroying a target and a "Like?" pops up on the HUD.
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    Re: News - Oculus Rift helps Norwegian Army tank drivers to navigate

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian224 View Post
    I wonder how Facebook will handle the reputation and ethical issues of becoming an arms supplier?
    It's Norway. No problem there.
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    Re: News - Oculus Rift helps Norwegian Army tank drivers to navigate

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian224 View Post
    I wonder how Facebook will handle the reputation and ethical issues of becoming an arms supplier?
    Erm, look at the size of the cheque and go "thanks"? Since it's Norway, they can always argue that they're effectively supporting self-defence - which I guess is more palatable to some.
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    I would be more worried about the tank commanders destroying a target and a "Like?" pops up on the HUD.
    "Like" commands/icons for preventing friendly fire (blue-on-blue) and an Unlike for target designation? Could be a handy way of doing things. So will they have a "Send" button rather than "Fire"?

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    Re: News - Oculus Rift helps Norwegian Army tank drivers to navigate

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian224 View Post
    I wonder how Facebook will handle the reputation and ethical issues of becoming an arms supplier?
    It's Norway. No problem there.
    Norway isn't the problem, exporting the technology to China, Vietnam etc. for production could be. The US government can be quite sniffy about that sort of thing.

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    Re: News - Oculus Rift helps Norwegian Army tank drivers to navigate

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian224 View Post
    Norway isn't the problem, exporting the technology to China, Vietnam etc. for production could be. The US government can be quite sniffy about that sort of thing.
    Sadly, I agree. I'm sure America *cough*WorldPolice*cough* will have problems with it. But all the same I think it's a clever use of available technology.

    Just like when you see remote drones been flown via xbox 360 controllers.

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