Monday, February 23, 2004

BBC News: US military creates second Earth

"The US Army is building a second version of Earth on computer to help it prepare for conflicts around the world.
The detailed simulation will be drawn from a real-world terrain database and will be drawn to the same scale as the original.
The software Earth is being created for the US Army by gaming company There, which is currently working on a virtual world for gamers.
The first version of the virtual planet should be finished by September."
Interesting, but if you read the rest of the article, you'll see that they're not as far along as it makes you think.

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