Archive for May 17th, 2007

Synthetic Environments

We first learned about a neat military planning tool called SEAS – that’s Synthetic Environment Analysis and Simulation – which is apparently part of the “Synthetic Experimentation Toolkit” – in this undated presentation (3.9MB PowerPoint file) from earlier this year. In contrast to the tactical first-person simulations shown in the previous post, SEAS and it’s brethren are the next-generation of large-scale planning simulations, more in the vein of SimCity (or perhaps Tropico) than Opposing Force.
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Us and Them, Through the Looking Glass

Roger Smith is the Chief Technology Officer at the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation. As such, he’s one of the Army’s best and brightest where the use of computers as training aids is concerned, and he’s written the papers and presentations to prove it.
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