President Trump has vowed to make our borders more secure. It was one of his primary electoral promises. And he intends to keep it.
The problem is that it’s going to be expensive to build a massive wall.
And while a wall will indeed be necessary in many, if not most areas, there are alternatives that could keep the costs low while still providing the needed security.
Fortunately for Trump, and to the shock and dismay of many liberals, some of the tech worlds greatest minds are lining up to help the president.
Among them is Palmer Luckey, one of the creators of the Oculus virtual reality system.
Luckey sold Oculus to Facebook for $2 billion back in 2014, and now he’s focused on national security.
“We are spending more than ever on defense technology, yet the pace of innovation has been slowing for decades,” Luckey told The New York Times. “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’s new technology would use advanced recognition software to spot threats along the border, while ignoring common objects like birds and other wildlife.
It’s a very efficient system, and other tech giants like cyber-security expert Peter Thiel, another major Trump supporter, are pouring money into the initiative.
It’s exciting to see a president to inspires and encourages technological advances for the security and betterment of America.
Big difference from a president (Obama) who pushed innovation away from our shores.
(via: Conservative Post)