US Army Invade WoW with Virtual Soldier

Date: 11-07-2008 Views:
KeyWord: WoW, EVE, MMO, army
Summary:Dr. John Parmentola unveiled that the Army is making science fiction into reality by creating realistic holographic images, generating virtual humans and diving into quantum computing.

Have you ever thought about that who your partner in a certain online game is not a real human being but some kind of permutation and combination with 1 and 0? It may not be so long to combat with a virtual human in your virtual WoW world.

Virtual human, is just like something out of "The Terminator." Self-aware virtual humans, regenerating body parts on "nano-scaffolding," mind controlled weapons - all the stuff of movie robots, comic heroes and otherworldly tomes.

Dr. John Parmentola, Director of Research and Laboratory Management with the Army's science and technology office, unveiled that the Army is "making science fiction into reality" by creating realistic holographic images, generating virtual humans and diving into quantum computing, according to the news by DoD BUZZ.

To test out the computer generated humans' "humanity," Parmentola and his researchers want to unleash some of their cyber Soldiers into so-called "massively multi-player online games" such as "World of Warcraft" or "Eve Online" - games frequented by thousands of super-competitive human players in teams of virtual characters fighting battles that can last for days.

"We want to use the massively multi-player online game as an experimental laboratory to see if they're good enough to convince humans that they're actually human," he said.


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