from the games-that-heal dept.
ahoehn writes "NPR is reporting that researchers from the University of Southern California along with the Office of Naval Research are simulating combat situations which cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for theraputic purposes. Their immersive virtual reality technique seems to consist of the game Full Spectrum Warrior, headphones, and a set of VR goggles. From the article: 'The object is to help veterans come to terms with what they've experienced in places like Iraq and Afghanistan by immersing vets in the sights and sounds of those theaters of battle.'
One can only assume that soon someone be reforming carjackers by letting them play the GTA."
In less than a century, computers will be making substantial progress on
... the overriding problem of war and peace.
-- James Slagle