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Friday, August 27, 2004

Virtual Worlds

The War Room
"Inside the fully immersive proving ground where tomorrow's soldiers are being trained by coalition forces of the Pentagon, Hollywood, and Silicon Valley."
Source: Wired

The Making of an X Box Warrior
With the military an industry leader in video game design, will virtual boot camp make combat more real or more surreal?"
Source: CNET News

HK firm develops cyber girlfriend
"For men without a partner, help may be at hand - in the form of a virtual girlfriend. The Hong Kong company Artificial Life, which developed the new game, says the girl will appear as an animated figure on the video screen of a mobile phone."
Source: BBC News

The screen-age: Our brains in our laptops
"One of the most striking observations in Turkle's findings was a quote from one multi-tasking student who preferred the online world to the face-to-face world. 'Real life,' he said, 'is just one more window.' "
Source: CNN

My Laptop, My Life
"A reporter feels the wrath of the information age, where everything is just a click away …until it isn’t."
Source: Columbia Journalism Review

See also:
Virtual Worlds - Google News
Virtual Worlds News -
Computer game - Wikipedia
Video game - Wikipedia
Virtual reality - Wikipedia
Virtual Humans Proposed As Space Travelers -
Living in Virtual Space - Marshall Brain's Blog
Virtual Reality Blog
Terra Nova
Games - Slashdot
Videogame news - Moreover

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