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I just read this on Slashdot. It's pretty interesting. The DoD is commisioning a game company (those people that made There which was pretty crappy) to make a full Earth simulation.

Earth Simulator "game"

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Why the hell does the military want a virtual earth? The article says that it will be used for "stratgeic planning"....so what the US military wants to declare war on the world now?

This reminds me of an excerpt from one of the Red Dwarf books: basically, this company marketed this fancy headgear as "the ultimate virtual reality experience". It sold like hotcakes, until people noticed an increase in the amount of people wandering around, stroking other peoples chins saying "wow, that's AMAZING!"

Edited by random guy, 24 February 2004 - 02:11 AM.


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I think the military wants more "realistic training". I don't see why; this country has been in a major war every decade. The military has plenty of practice on dropping bombs and murdering innocent civilians from their military conquests.

Edited by GryphonKlaw, 24 February 2004 - 05:24 AM.


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I think the military wants more "realistic training". I don't see why; this country has been in a major war every decade. The military has plenty of practice on dropping bombs and murdering innocent civilians from their military conquests.

he he, excellent point man.

What were the casualties on both sides of the Iraq war? Something like US: 547, Iraq: at least 5,000 (that's the conservative estimate)!

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hehe maybe in the future that virtual Earth is gonna become one of those advanced virtual reality things

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I think the military wants more "realistic training". I don't see why; this country has been in a major war every decade. The military has plenty of practice on dropping bombs and murdering innocent civilians from their military conquests.

he he, excellent point man.

What were the casualties on both sides of the Iraq war? Something like US: 547, Iraq: at least 5,000 (that's the conservative estimate)!

Body Counts on both sides

Scroll down for the Iraqi Civilian Body Count.

It's close to 10,000. And these are innocent civilians, not Baath Party loyalists and terrorists (who should be killed, don't get me wrong there).

And this is just in combat. This is not counting the over 500,000 people that died because of sanctions in the past decade.

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That is disguisting. In my view, George W. Bush is in the same league of evil genocidal dictators as Pol Pot and Joseph Stalin.

Hell, he's WORSE, if anything.

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Let's not stray into politics, nothing good comes from that.




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