Several of Microsoft’s employees have written a letter to the president and chief legal officer of Microsoft, Brad Smith. For disapproving Microsoft’s plans to develop HoloLens AR technology for the US military contract. As per the information given by departments group, it indicated the development of HoloLens AR is the role of a $480 million US military contract that Microsoft successfully acquired in this past month this year.
The letter sent to the president of Microsoft by the groups, demands that the company has to end the contract with the US military and also to end the development of technology weapons used in war. Microsoft employees want to say that they did not do this job to make things related to a weapon. The Group of employees wrote, “All of us did not sign up to develop weapons, and we demand a say in how our work is used.”
Microsoft should be focusing on its enhanced reality efforts on enterprise customers but we don’t know why he immediately continued with the US military contract and vanishing out other contracts, which is having worth of billions of dollars such as Magic Leap an American startup company. The contract between Microsoft and the US military is an experiment that benefits a US military to learn how a large-scale design might accomplish in practice. The main reason behind the contract is to start the supply and issue the US military with HoloLens AR (Augmented reality) and such types of a software tool which can be used for providing training and combat.
The letter opposing the roughly half-a-billion-dollar contract between Microsoft and the US military, came just a few days ago when Microsoft was supposed to launch its second-generation HoloLens in a program in Barcelona.
In October 2018, in of the blog post published by the president and chief legal officer of Microsoft, Brad Smith show his favor towards the US military projects it was pursuing, saying ” we believe in the strong defense of the United States and we want the people who defend it to have access to the nation’s best technology, including from Microsoft.” The letter sent by the group was into Microsoft’s substantially much effect bid to acquire the $10 billion JEDI cloud infrastructure contract, but the negative and unfavorable reaction from a small group of Microsoft’s employees believe and also inform that not every employee in the Microsoft want to do develop the HoloLens AR for the US military.