DARPA looks to Oculus as a cyberwar weapon


The Oculus Rift is a high end virtual reality headset being developed for gamers. A team from DARPA has announced that they are working toward integrating the Oculus’s virtual cybervision capabilities into the cyberwar arena.

The US armed forces’ far-out research branch known as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) 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.

Via WIRED.

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