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This surreal 1956 magazine story predicted the soldier of the future — here's what it got right

Business Insider Logo By Daniel Brown of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 11: <p>An Army Magazine article <a href="https://www.ausa.org/publications/soldier-futurarmy">from 1956</a> was circulating on <a href="https://twitter.com/JenJudson/status/854663650669461505">Twitter</a> recently, and it predicted what the soldier of the future would look like.</p><p> In many ways, it was surprisingly accurate. </p><p> The author, Lt. Col. Robert R. Rigg, prophesized that these advancements - from night vision goggles, to helicopter warfare, to drone strikes - would come after 1974. While he was technically correct, many came later than he foresaw. </p><p> Here are 10 pieces of gear the "soldier of the future" has, right now.</p>

An Army Magazine article from 1956 was circulating on Twitter recently, and it predicted what the soldier of the future would look like.

In many ways, it was surprisingly accurate.

The author, Lt. Col. Robert R. Rigg, prophesized that these advancements - from night vision goggles, to helicopter warfare, to drone strikes - would come after 1974. While he was technically correct, many came later than he foresaw.

Here are 10 pieces of gear the "soldier of the future" has - right now.

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