John Breeden II goes for a virtual reality climb for his weekly NextGov Emerging Technology column. And while The Climb and other games for the Oculus Rift are enough to get the blood pumping, what is really surprising is how some scientists are using VR to do some amazing things, like treating diseases.
This week in John Breeden’s NextGov column, he writes about an unlikely NASA presentation that happened at a riotous sci-fi party in Reykjavik, Iceland. It turns out that all those worries about asteroids hitting Earth and killing everyone should soon be a thing of the past as NASA works to complete a new planetary defense platform by 2025.
In John Breeden’s latest NextGov column, he examines the impressive win that pitted an artificial intelligence program called AlphaGo against the top player of the ancient Chineese game of Go. And AlphaGo swept the series, beating Lee Se-dol three to zero in a best of five series. Here come the thinking machines!
On March 22, GOP voters in Utah will go to the polls to make their choice of presidential candidate, and for the first time in America, Internet voting is being deployed as an option in a presidential contest.
The Westport Independent is a newspaper simulator that has players as editors trying to battle government censorship, maintain reporter morale and just sell some papers in a fictional country undergoing great change circa 1949. Comparisons will be made to Papers Please of course, but The Westport Independent stands on its own. Find out how corrupt we actually get in our Let’s Play movie.
For feds, and especially those working in the Defense Department, the most important news coming out of the RSA Conference this year is probably going to be the fact that Windows 10 is adding advanced persistent threat protection into all devices running that operating system.
The FAA has been cracking down on people flying drones in Washington, but other states are embracing their drone-flying communities, training them and turning them into auxiliary volunteer air forces ready to help out their communities. Read all about it in the latest Emerging Tech column from NextGov.