February 23, 2004

Second Earth

by Michael Mateas · , 9:06 pm

The BBC reports that the gaming company There (1 2 3 4) is creating a detailed model of the entire earth for the US Army. The Army will use the simulated earth to plan future battles.

2 Responses to “Second Earth”

  1. Ian Bogost Says:

    Good discussion of this underway too at Terra Nova.

  2. Paul Hughes Says:

    Hi Michael,

    One can hope that this technology will trickle out of the defense department and become accesible to everyone. Everything from energy management, to global resouce monitoring and sustainable development efforts could greating benefit from this technology.

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