You’ve got to be quick for this one: it’s in DC, it’s on Thursday at 14 hundred hours; it looks great if you have a uniform fetish – well it's hosted by the US Navy and it's called: Innovation at the Edge: The New Capabilities, Applications, Threats and Opportunities Unleashed by Global Technology Convergence and Proliferation.
I was as confused about getting the press release as you probably are about me posting it on TerraNova, till I got to this bit:
- Virtual Worlds/Online Social Networks – Highly customizable simulated environments to explore the effects of various human interactions, foster advanced remote collaboration, as well as provide realistic training and simulation scenarios for both military and civilian use without real-life dangers and consequences.
The panel includes TN’s own Cory Ondrejka (who also moonlights over at Linden Labs), which makes a great deal of sense (though as far as I’m aware Cory does -not- have a uniform fetish).
All the details are on the appallingly formatted web site.
Regulars might remember that back in March I posted Simulating terror, which sparked of a lively discussion on the use of Virtual Worlds in understanding terrorism, I still think that there are insights and I’d really like to go to this conference (especially given that I work in central London just outside Parliament - so I’m very interested in the ability to predict terrorist behaviour); but I doubt I can make it over so feedback from any of the TN community will be very welcome.