Did you ever watch the Terminator movies and marvel at the prospect of having augmented reality vision?—the type that scans what you see in real-time and labels it with relevant data, locks on targets, and digitally zooms in to see far, far away? Well, so did the Pentagon; and this is exactly what it wants for its soldiers.

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Xbox 360’s Kinect, the camera meant to replace a controller (letting users control the videogame with their body), has been making a lot of headlines recently. People are experimenting with Kinect, using the 3D technology for their own purposes beyond gaming. The coolest and most futuristic use of the camera so far is controlling a computer manually, just like in the movie Minority Report.

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