Another simulation of everything

Interesting blog by Gobion Rowlands about the FuturICT proposal for “a techno-socio-economic-ecological knowledge accelerator Global-Scale Simulation of Socio-Economic-Environmental Systems?” Yes, well, Rowlands calls the original proposal a hilarious read. Actually there is no prose in it, just a series of diagrams and bullet points, consisting largely of buzz words. But the model of everything remains…

What happened to Second Life?

A posting in Second Life, a Second Chance? blog helps me understand why I seem to hear so much less about SL these days. The author, who only gives his/ her Second Life name, obviously looked on SL partly as an investment. “After 2.5 years of being an estate region owner in Second Life, I…

The end of NLEs?

this link for the official overview of the exercise, dated November 2008. According to Above Top Secret, FEMA asked Public Intelligence in April 2010 to take this down , though it is still as I write (June 2010). The reason for FEMAs request may have been a Christain Science Monitor article about local politics. According…

Gunman in hospital, again….

Great story in the Las Vegas Sun – a hospital used an armed man to simulate a terrorist attack, but forgot to tell staff this was an exercise. According to the report, “Andy North, director of public policy and external affairs for the hospital, apologized for any distress caused by the incident. There‚Äôs been an…