Wednesday, February 01, 2006

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I remember those simulation games in the army didn't really work when I was serving the army. One time we put coordinates to move troops to a certain spot, but we did put wrong coordinates. However, a mordern miracle happened in the simulation batlefield game. Our troops were marching on the river.
They were walking on the water!!

Anyway, eventhough military say that simulation games are good for training soldiers, but well, I believe it is only because they want to save money for actual drills. I don't think it is enough to affect physical learning. It is obviously giving soldiers to have a good sense of judgement throughout different circumstances and situations.

If we say the simulation games in the military is just for building soldiers' mental or moral abilities, I think it's successful. It's just not ready to bet risks of the actual battlefield on the video games.

7 Comments:

At 11:12 PM, Blogger Taco said...

I agree for infantry, but it is immensely important for training aircraft and vehicle (land) troops. I've been watching a series of documentaries on the B2 bomber on the History Channel this week. That thing costs something like $2 billion to build. It is imperative that the people flying that thing get the best training they can ON THE GROUND before they get in the air. They have built million dollar simulation labs for the pilots to learn to fly this thing. If you crash in one of those, you reset the simulation.

 
At 12:43 AM, Blogger JK said...

I got the experience too. I remember "The War - simulation war game" Through this simulation war, my troop recognize that if war happen, none can be survive in my regiment. Sometimes I thought this simulation is really waste thing, but I know this can give soldier the matrix for real battle. (not guaranteed the efficacy related invested money - this is our tax :P)

 
At 8:36 AM, Blogger flook said...

I agree with Taco and Lee. I have seen the sims for flight training and I do believe they are integral to the pilot's development. But Lee is also right in saying that general military games do nothing to train soldiers. I think all they do is attract attention to the military - like an ad, but performs little merit in training.

 
At 9:59 AM, Blogger RAFAEL BRIONES RODRIGUEZ said...

I THINK IT CAN GO EITHER WAY (I THINK), REMEMBER SEP 11, ETC., ETC.?
OR THE MAN-LESS PLANES, I THINK WE ARE IN A STAGE WHERE PHYSICAL DRILLS ARE NOT LONGER A NECESSITY. U CAN GET THE EXPERIENCE FROM A WINDOW-LESS BLACK ROOM OR IN FRONT OF A COMPUTER MONITOR AND GET THE JOB DONE.

 
At 11:10 AM, Blogger Yildiz said...

I think the simulations help people get some sense of judgement and alternative strategies.. but how suceesful it is in reality depends on lot of external factors... probably weather, your target and technical things that might go wrong.

 
At 2:17 PM, Blogger Steve said...

I agree that they could be useful for flight or tank drivers. But being infront of a video game and being inside a tank are alot different. I agree with Taco though saying you need as much help on the ground as you can. Those things are to expensive to have anyone flying them.

 
At 5:07 PM, Blogger Betsy said...

I think simulations are good ways to learn, but nothing can ever replace the real thing. Real human contact, in the 'real' world can never be substituted for.

 

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