As Solid Snake once so eloquently stated, war has changed.
iPad devices, used by iPod carrying soldiers, possibly emailing back home using iMac laptops.
War has changed.
And now, almost like the Solid Eye from MGS4, we have the SoldierEyes app for the iPad, which is designed to show the locations of fellow soldier units and enemies simultaneously. It's a system that allows soldiers to capture terrain and enemy locations before transmitting them to fellow soldiers and commanders using an iPod touch. That information is then displayed on an iPad allowing commanders to direct their troops more effeciently.
It's pretty insane. And what's more insane is just how similar the iPad application is to a game of Starcraft. Except, of course for the fact that, in this case, there are the obvious real life consequences.
Which got us to thinking - how good would it be if we could negate the loss of human life by fighting wars on the virtual stage. Why can't Israel and Palestine just get together over a quick online game of Starcraft and settle their differences man to man? Oh yeah, the decades and decades of shared history and conflict - almost forgot about that for a second...
Unleash the iPads of War [Wired]