More than one way to skin a cat: Users of the Sentient World Simulation can use graphs, charts and even alternate reality avatars to visualize their information.
U.S defense, intel and homeland security officials are constructing a parallel world, on a computer, which the agencies will use to test propaganda messages and military strategies.
Called the Sentient World Simulation, the program uses AI routines based upon the psychological theories of Marty Seligman, among others. (Seligman introduced the theory of “learned helplessness” in the 1960s, after shocking beagles until they cowered, urinating, on the bottom of their cages.)
Yank a country’s water supply. Stage a military coup. SWS will tell you what happens next.
The sim will feature an AR avatar for each person in the real world, based upon data collected about us from government records and the internet.
The Defense Department is already running sims of Iraq and Afghanistan, China and dozens of other countries, as it prepares for a future of house-to-house urban warfare.
Here’s a link (below) to my story about the Sentient World Simulation at The Register: