Lawmakers: Terrorists May Tap Same Web 2.0 Tools as Military

An interesting read, especially pondering the potential uses and implications of online communities and virtual worlds in a military context. Dovetails nicely with the gaming piece I wrote about the other week.

I find the idea of using VR to try to heal soldiers more interesting than using it to train them. The latter seems obvious; the former seems like at least someone’s starting to think in ways that might actually help.

I think, too, that the most notable parts of the article are at the end – the two-pronged potential of warfare actually going online, either in terms of thinking of attacking other countries infrastructure as an act of war, or in terms of virtual fighting.

Looks like someone owes Michael Marshall Smith some royalties…

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