DARPA gets all science fictional with Skywalker binoculars

OK, so accusing DARPA of copying science fictional ideas is hardly news, but this is well worth a look anyway.The latest idea from the Pentagon’s high-tech think-tank is to build a device analogous to those binoculars that Luke Skywalker has in the opening section of the original Star Wars movie. Only they won’t be a stand-alone unit – they’ll be connected by EEG sensors to the brains of the soldiers who use them for enhanced target recognition capability. I wonder what the troops themselves will think – will they be as underwhelmed as they were with the Land Warrior system?