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Tuesday, June 16, 2009


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Something tells me there's not a hell of alot of hard-core classified stuff going on.

I'm just guessing.

OTOH, it's simpler to use the SL grid than run a ton of OpenSims and your own asset server.

Damnit, now I have the SeaLab theme stuck in my head.

Ann Otoole

By far one of the most outstanding, in depth, and detailed briefings on leveraging the 3D nature of Second Life.

Lucky people getting paid to do cool and critical work using this platform.

Maccus McCullough

As an experimental program to explore metaverse technology applied to undersea warfare, we have diverse goals and requirements. To address the blogger's foot print comment, we simply need the prims. Our Parameter Evaluation Plot to demonstrate immersive sonar training at USS Providence is composed of thousands of prims. Additionally, our newest sims will be used for external UUV behavior simulators driving inworld UUV models.

To Mr. Deadpan: the hardcore classified work is what we have Nebraska, OpenSim and Qwaq for.

Harper Ganesvoort

I think this is a quite interesting way for the armed forces to get together, meet for conference (one of the plans for the Metaverse in Snow Crash, anyway), and train. What's really interesting is that some of the conference attendees were, shall we say, not dressed in standard military-issue Class A's. I saw a pair of bat or dragon wings in that meeting, for heaven's sake. I didn't thing the Pentagon would be willing to be that loose, even in something as free-form as Second Life.


wow, that made a very convincing argument for the value of these 3d immersive shared social spaces for the military. Impressive, and useful for other sectors like education and business.

Chakalak Skall

That is interesting! I forwarded the vid to a friend who definately should be interested (as well as his boss).

quote by Harper: " I saw a pair of bat or dragon wings in that meeting, for heaven's sake."

That was Pathfinder Linden! :D

Scarlett Stand

quote by Harper: " I saw a pair of bat or dragon wings in that meeting, for heaven's sake."

Not all participants from the services are military and as civilians we are not required to wear the Class A's.

And yes that was Pathfidner Linden.

GreenLantern Excelsior

Maybe I should reenlist so I can practice taking primary coolant samples, adding morpholine to the steam generators, and taking topside swipes when the boat comes back into port.

Extropia DaSilva

"Leading to a sentence I never thought I'd hear, outside of science fiction: "What you see here is the United States Coalition of Second Life having a weekly meeting. Representatives of the Army, Air Force, and Navy, meet in virtual space to discuss about collaborative issues and common practices in virtual worlds."'

Not only that, but one participant looked like a Black Mage. So picking a fight with these guys would be particularly unwise;)

Michael A  uuuuhmmm...Smith

Needs more Bubby content.

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