Foreign Policy magazine has a great article about the use of computer simulations and how they are used by the American military. “America’s Army” does get a mention, but there are several other programs either underway or planned that leverage games to train soldiers. It also mentions some of the pitfalls of virtual training. Interesting stuff.
Meet the Sims … and Shoot Them: The rise of militainment
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