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Darpa Turns Oculus Into a Weapon for Cyberwar

Darpa Turns Oculus Into a Weapon for Cyberwar Threat Level WIRED


For the last two years, Darpa has been working to make waging cyberwar as easy as playing a video game. Now, like so many other games, it’s about to get a lot more in-your-face.

At the Pentagon Wednesday, the armed forces’ far-out research branch known as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency showed off its latest demos for Plan X, a long-gestating software platform designed to unify digital attack and defense tools into a single, easy-to-use interface for American military hackers. And for the last few months, that program has had a new toy: The agency is experimenting with using the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset to give cyberwarriors a new way to visualize three-dimensional network simulations–in some cases with the goal of better targeting them for attack.

“You’re not in a two-dimensional view, so you can look around the data. You look to your left, look to your right, and see different subnets of information,” Darpa’s Plan X program manager Frank Pound told WIRED in an interview. “With the Oculus you have that immersive environment. It’s like you’re swimming in the internet.”

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Mmmm that sounds a lot like Ed, the little hacker girl in Cowboy Beebop with her occulus stuff.

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I had never heard of Cowboy Beebop till now. Cool!

What have you done with your life Adam, seriously? Go watch this anime now.

Heh heh, I just watched this:


This anime is well known for its modern jazz soundtrack specifically composed for the anime.

Adult Swim has a bunch of videos:

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