Since the 1960′s the United States Secret Service has been using a tabletop simulator called “Tiny Town” to help train it’s agents. They are ready for an upgrade. The Secret Service has announced that they will now be using a new video game based “virtual reality” training system that will include a 55″ stereoscopic touch-screen display and cameras to bring the trainees into more realistic scenarios. The program will be able to simulate a number of different threats including suicide bombings and ambushes. There is no word on how much this cost us, but it sounds like a much needed upgrade.
Some guy named John Foma Kalun just bought a virtual mall, stadium, club, and multiple “bio domes” for $335,000 in real US dollars. All of this happened in the online virtual game call Entropia Universe. He purchased them from the games most “famous” player, Jon Jacobs. Supposedly the characters in this game have to use real money to purchase all the needed items.
You have to be kidding me. Seriously? People just throw this kind of money around on fake crap? This is really scary.