Microsoft Workers 4 Good, a group of Microsoft workers, is campaigning for their employer to cancel a $479m HoloLens military contract with US Army.
The group believes that HoloLens is developed for non-harmful means, including helping architects and engineers design buildings and cars, teaching complex surgery, and even to push the boundaries of gaming. Not to help people kill.
CEO of the Microsoft, Satya Nadella, responded to this campaign by saying “We made a principled decision that we’re not going to withhold technology from institutions that we have elected in democracies to protect the freedoms we enjoy”. At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.