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July 03, 2008

Spies want their own Second Life

Spies want their own Second Life, Danger Room reports:

First, American spooks said they wanted to scour Second Life and other virtual worlds for terrorists. Then, they said that kids who hang out in those digital spaces may be unfit to join the intelligence community. Now, the country's spies want to build a Second Life of their own. And they want it to have a time machine.

The project, dubbed "A-SpaceX," is designed to create a host of "synthetic worlds" where intelligence analysts can not only share data with one another, but "also with themselves and their previous states of thought about a problem. Analysts will be able to explore their own past thinking about the data as well as enabling the proactive exploration of how that data might change in the future," according to a military announcement. The effort is a collaboration between the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the newly-formed Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA). [Danger Room]

They want to "share data with themselves and their previous states of thought about a problem"? I guess that's what note-taking is.

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They want to "share data with themselves and their previous states of thought about a problem"? I guess that's what note-taking is.

Shades of Buckaroo Banzai ("Subcutaneous microphones are gonna allow the patient to transmit verbal instructions to his own brain")...

Got to love spook-speak.

How much more fun is That- to have your notebooks programmed to converse- AND build avatars that are Way Cool (when compared with the finger puppets that they used to have).
Keeps 'em in the office, too... ^..^

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