Monday, March 24, 2003

Deus Ex Style Cyborg Upgrades Available Soon

I loved the Playstation 2 game Deus Ex, and one of my favorite things was the cyborg upgrade you could get that let you see, in a limited way, through walls. You could use it to see how many enemies were lurking inside a building, for example. I thought this was just science fiction, but Business 2.0 has an article about a product called SoldierVision, a handheld device which "emits low-power radio pulses that penetrate walls up to 30 feet away, emitting unique patterns as they bounce off concrete, wood, and human skin. SoldierVision analyzes the patterns to create a color-coded 'picture' of a room's contents." This sounds like a fun gadget, but at $29,500 it is a little out of my price range.

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