Description: “There have been a number of partial explorations in this direction, but nothing near a complete system has been created to our knowledge,” Dr. Roger Smith, an Army researcher, told us. Source: David Axe, Wired Date: 8/4/2008 Link: http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/08/more-mmog.html
Posts Tagged: Second Life
Defence – Virtual Training Prepares Soldiers
Description: Article describing that military personnel deploying to Afghanistan and Iraq have begun using a new hi-tech virtual training package to practise tactics, techniques and procedures. Source: Defense News Date: 8/29/2008 Link: http://www.mod.uk/defenceinternet/defencenews/trainingandadventure/virtualtrainingpreparessoldiersforreallifeoperations.htm Discussion Questions: Are we more secure as a direct result of virtual reality… Read more »
Baseline – Halo 3 Meets Second Life
Description: The U.S. Army enlists new virtual world video game to teach soldiers interpersonal skills and cultural awareness for combat environments like Iraq and Afghanistan. Source: Chris Gonsalves, Baseline Date: 1/18/2008 Link: http://www.baselinemag.com/c/a/Projects-Security/Halo-3-Meets-Second-Life/
YouTube Video – Virtual Greats Profile
Description: 2:24 minutes. Summarizes business trends related to virtual worlds and Second Life enthusiasts. Source: YouTube, Virtual Greats Date: 8/20/2008 Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJtEGNQzDFc Discussion Questions: What lies ahead for E-commerce (EC)?