Palmer Luckeys Secretive Defense Company Is Booming Under Trump

As many tech giants grow skittish about cashing in on the surveillance boom, one company helmed by an industry iconoclast seems custom-built for Big Brother. For Anduril Industries, scanning the California desert alongside border agents or helping drones home in on targets isnt toxicit isnt even controversial. That mostly has to do with the companys founder, Palmer Luckey. The 26-year-old is best known as the designer of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset that shepherded the futuristic technology into the mainstream. In 2014, Luckey sold his 100-person virtual reality company to Facebook for $3 billion. Luckey was reportedly forced out of Facebook in early 2017 after role-playing games, Luckey named his new project after a mythical sword from The Lord …