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The Virtual War On Terror

by | 20th, February 2007

SEE the motorway driver parking his car. His shoulders slump. His neck winds back in. He craves relaxation. Such are the strains of life on the road.

So he walks into the service station, orders a pot of hot caffeine and taking up a fistful of change feeds it into the driving machine.

See his rage released as she smashes his high-powered virtual racing machine into other drivers, coppers and trees.

And now look on as the stressed-out British squaddie lays down his non-firing gun and removes his melting boots. Like our careworn driver, he needs to take it easy. So he picks up a virtual gun this one works and starts blowing the bejeesus out of virtual insurgents in a virtual Iraq.

As the Sun reports, British soldiers returning from stints in Iraq could be offered the chance to relive their experiences in a virtual world.

This is not a chance to desensitise the tired soldier, to make him into an unfeeling robotic killing machine in readiness

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