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originally posted by: JamesCarrot
a reply to: MrSpad
American army was never officially used to train solders but ARMA was.
American army has been used by the army in virtual reality type setup just as arma was/is but not "officially
I take it your not a gamer? I have been competitively playing video games for at least 8 years.
For the sake of discussion, lets say that the game Battlefield 4 was made for this. Battlefield 4 is a large FPS game with jets, helicopters, tanks and a wide range of weaponry. Lets not forget about the amazing large life like maps. Not only can you play as a solider but you can play as a commander as well. You can guide your team and tell them what to do.
Video games are limited compared to reality, you cant load your guns magazine faster then the game allows, you cant run faster or walk faster, compared to reality the amount of control you have over a character is very limited BUT that does not mean a good amount of information cannot be minded from these games. While the physics and animations limit the game a human being is still controlling it. A AI could learn a WHOLE lot about war just by watching a chess games. Video games provide far more information then a simple chess game especially when it comes to accurate statistics considering how many people game. FPS games would provide a grate deal of information but even games like world of war craft, Dota 2 or civilization have a grate potential.
I think that if it is possible to this with our technology it would be logical/highly probable that we are. It would seem it is possible considering the amount of information we are all ready mining. If not by a AI by some physiological science organization.
It could be used for combat but it has other uses as well. Take for example a game like sims, just imagine all the information a AI system could gain from a game like sims. A AI does not have a body so it cant venture out and interact with the world like we do, but in a game like SIMS gives it has a opportunity to do so. Ok maybe its not physical reality but psychologically speaking its VERY close.
originally posted by: JamesCarrotVideo games provide far more information then a simple chess game especially when it comes to accurate statistics considering how many people game. FPS games would provide a grate deal of information but even games like world of war craft, Dota 2 or civilization have a grate potential.
originally posted by: corsair00
That conspiracy theorist/survivalist Dr. Bill Deagle used to say that his 'insiders' told him, like over 10 years ago, that the NSA and others had input the entire system of World of Warcraft and other games such as that to monitor the players - possibly for future use in virtual war situations. I am not sure. He is also scared the crap out of people about flu epidemics... and just so happened to have all the supplements and cures to sell! Like Steve Quayle... But I think a lot of what he said was probably based on truth.
originally posted by: JamesCarrot
a reply to: Aazadan
Its not about the games limitations or reality vs games
Its about how the player (the human) plays the game. The psychology behind there actions, choices, reactions ect...
Aazadan you know a lot about civ4, that alone can tell the AI allot about your personality.
The moves you make in order to win the game, your reactions to the enemy, the choices you make ect.... will give a little bit of information about your personality especially if you make the same choices over and over.