Among the contributors to the recent round was the well-known Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter.
The technology uses Lidar – light detection and removal – as well as cameras and infrared sensors to detect illegal activities at borders. The technology could be used to monitor the perimeter of military bases and stadiums as well as borders.
Luckey's Oculus has fueled the current generation of virtual reality and caught the attention of. Luckey founded a military tech company in 2017 during his after it was discovered that he in an anti-Hillary Clinton campaign smear squad.
For many technical giants in Silicon Valley, working on military projects – especially on weapons development – has proved controversial and has created moral and ethical dilemmas. Google has announced that it will continue to work with the Pentagon, but not with weapons projects. Microsoft rejectedto develop augmented reality systems for combat missions and training.
Luckey has a different attitude and said in November that tech companies should not try to dictateor deny the military vital tools. He said he was worried that the US might fall behind and lose the next war if tech companies do not take action.
Representatives of Andreessen Horowitz and Anduril Industries did not respond immediately to requests for comments.