The Mercyhurst experience was also an important lesson in how wikis can be successfully deployed to facilitate such a multifaceted and participatory research project. Larry Johnsons keynote address to The Federal Consortium on Virtual Worlds April 24, 2008 - includes mention of My Base development by the U. Air Force, and of the importance of the 1991 High Performance Computing and Communication Act "The Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds is a newly formed group of federal government employees and contractors interested in exploring the use of virtual worlds in government, sharing best practices and policies, creating shared repositories, and networking." U. Government Presence Grows in Second Life Online World: Agencies use virtual reality environment for education, outreach, by Pellerin, State Department, - about gov users of SL, including National Library of Medicine sponsoring construction of buildings for medical library, health and fitness info, etc. Each world is listed alphabetically and includes a web address and brief description.In addition each world is classified as to whether it is live or in development, whether it is appropriate for kids, tweens, teens, or adults; and type of virtual environment it is, for example, a MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role playing game), a social network, a mobile application or a custom world.A graphic representation of data abstracted from banks of every computer in the human system. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. --- William Gibson, in "In terms of beyond-limits warfare, there is no longer any distinction between what is or is not the battlefield.
The Air Force's operational Cyberspace Command, also known as 8th Air Force, is commanded by Lt. He said the command has been focusing on four key areas that help define its role as laid out in the Air Force's mission statement. We have to protect the electronics that we use to establish that domain and we have to protect those networks.A wild, weird clime that lieth sublime Out of Space, Out of Time --- Edgar Allen Poe Information is no longer a staff function but an operational one. --- Executive Summary, report Reality has always been too small for human imagination.--- Brenda Laurel "..electricity and automation, the technology of fragmented processes suddenly fused with the human dialogue and the need for over-all considerations of human unity.It assesses the strategic impact of disease in almost every corner of the globe, employs a rigorous methodology to define both "U. National Interests" and "Impacts of Disease," and is based on a wide range of research materials including U. government publications, World Health Organization reports, think-tank and NGO studies, and press reporting.Although the Mercyhurst "NIE" should not be construed as an official U. government publication, we consider this product an invaluable contribution to the NIC's global disease project: not only in terms of content, but also for the insights it provides into methodological approaches.