Microsoft’s HoloLens headset will allow real tank operators to see the battlefield outside

"“[The technology] would give us the best of both worlds: It would take the human warfighter out of harm’s way, but it would also give robotic systems the sophistication of human judgment,” Patrick Lin, director of the Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group at California Polytechnic State University, told Quartz in an interview.

Tracking and aiming at real opponents with VR from inside a tank could fuel similar dissociation and desensitization, Lin says. As with drone warfare, removing soldiers from the direct action could “decrease the costs and political barriers to seeking military solutions,” said Lin. “Emerging technologies could make war easier to choose.”"