U.S. Army deploying XBOX hand controllers
Jason saw this at Boygeniusreport.com. Click through for the photo. With our involvement at Fund II portfolio company Top Aces Inc., we had to get registered with the U.S. government as an Arms Dealer in 2005 so that we would be able to take security over their military Alpha jets. As such, we keep an eye out on what the military is up to:
“Here’s a creative use of gaming technology. The U.S. Army appears to be utilizing Xbox 360 controllers to pilot their Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles (SUGVs). SUGVs are miniature vehicles, many of which are equipped with cameras that allow troops to explore areas that are either too dangerous, or too inaccessible for human soldiers to access. This seems like a pretty brilliant move, given the 20-something age of most infantry members, and the concurrent familiarity with gaming technology that is so prevalent within that demographic….”
In the Vietnam War, LSD was the escapism tool (if you believe Francis Coppola). Today, could it be Command & Conquer?