A presentation given to DTIC http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/ regarding the current state of virtual worlds in government. Topics included general overview, potential use cases, different platform technologies.
What are virtual worlds?A new online development platform born out of the video game industry.A massively multiplayer online environment where users can interact with our science and each other through avatars. An electronic representation of ones self.For today’s presentation I’m going to let my avatar do the talking. So sit back, relax, and enjoy.
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command SL islands opened in January 2009
32 billion dollar global security company with 120,000 employeesSimulation, training, and prototypingBuilt a combat information center (CIC) in SL inside a scale virtual replica of the USS Blue RidgeCreates a memory of the environment even if you haven’t visitedVirtual Bomb Disposal Units – prohibitive cost and dangerAs of Q3 2009 150+ employees were regularly meeting there
underwater mine removalPrototypes of not-yet-available technology for design iteratiovirtual sail boat can be made to behave as a real sail boatremoves many of the inherent risks and dangers associated with the physical world
Offering virtual-based training could offset the cost of travel to training sites around the world which often includes lodging and other expenses.
Coalition Island is a nexus of United States armed forces activity and collaboration taking place in Second Life (collectively called "Military Lands" or "MiLands"). The continent currently contains 20 regions with 10 more regions planned for the near future. Opened in 2009
Also talk about MilandsWait and see about vGov24 submissions to the RFP
Information hub and providing other outreach activities</li></li></ul><li>Northrop Grumman<br />“It didn’t take long to identify a myriad of effective uses that could either save corporate monies or generate them. We found a way that this could benefit every single NGC employee”<br /><ul><li>--Matt Furman, Project Lead, Northrop Grumman</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Thirteen regions in Second Life named after submarine classes
Visitor center with information on all the divisions
Virtual attack center to simulate various combat situations
Sonar data visualizations</li></ul>Naval Undersea Warfare Center<br />
<ul><li>Every new cadet would be issued an avatar
An Executive Guide for<br />Keeping Up with the Virtual World<br />Contact me!<br />Join a virtual world and create an avatar<br />Ask your kids about virtual worlds<br />Ask your staff about virtual worlds<br />Bookmark several virtual world news sites<br />Read DTIC’s Vision Paper for Virtual Worlds (Due Sept 2010)<br />