Virtual Wall Relies on Lidar

You may not know Palmer Luckey by name, but he sold Oculus Rift to Facebook earning two billion dollars in the process. Luckey has now turned his attention to surveillance technology for defense and in particular the use of lidar to detect intruders.

Luckey confirmed his new focus in an email to The New York Times, which stated, “We are spending more than ever on defense technology, yet the pace of innovation has been slowing for decades. … We need a new kind of defense company, one that will save taxpayer dollars while creating superior technology to keep our troops and citizens safer.”

Luckey beleives he can use lidar to detect what is and isn’t a threat and that this technology can be used to create a virtual wall, perhaps along the border with Mexico.

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