Paul Marks, New Scientist, 17 December 2005

A battle-simulation computer in the cockpit allows airborne pilots to hone their skills chasing virtual planes and dodging simulated missiles AN F-16 fighter jet hurtles through the skies above the Dutch countryside, banking and turning, diving and climbing as if in battle with enemy planes and missiles. But apart from the F-16, the sky is empty. That’s because its pilot is playing what is arguably the world’s most exciting and expensive computer game: flying a multimillion-dollar plane against computer-generated opponents. (more)

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Another example of the blurring of boundaries between the real and the simulated as a result of IT, specifically simulation/gaming technologies.

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