Google To Create Its Own Virtual World?
Google Earth has become a very popular application among users wanting to explore various parts of the globe via satellite imagery. Rumors are now circulating that Google is looking to take its technology a step further and implement facets of Google Earth in a project aimed a creating a virtual environment, much like that of Second Life. (Joe Lewis, Web Pro News, Jan 26, 2007) Read Virtually dead in Iraq. “This is a way to communicate a sense of loss and frustration with the fact that soldiers are dying over there and life just seems to be going on like normal over here,” says University of Nevada, Reno’s Art Department chairman Joseph DeLappe, who has has turned the US Army’s $10,000,000 online video game America’s Army into a war protest and a memorial to dead soldiers. (Rebecca Clarren, Salon.com, 9/16/06) Read Experimental AI Powers Robot Army. Robots currently being developed by the U.S. Air Force will have to find their way into underground bunkers, map unknown facilities in thr