Soldiers may never be in harm's way if these binoculars come to fruition. Developed by the folks at DARPA, the so-called "Luke's Binoculars" (named after the specs in Star Wars) would be capable of seeing miles away and would tap into a soldier's brain giving him/her a heads up on any impending threats. The idea sounds pretty far-fetched, but DARPA is hoping to have prototypes ready in a few years. All we need now is a lightsaber.
DARPA to Build Star Wars Binoculars [Danger Room]