For the nearly 3 million people who call Chicago home, speeding ambulances and quick-thinking paramedics are nothing new.
But the next paramedic that receives an emergency call may be one of a special group: those that received crisis response training through Second Life.
Pixels and Policy takes a look at how one Chicago hospital is turning to cost-effective virtual environments to keep first responders at the peak of their skills.
Continue reading Virtual Paramedic Training Saves Real Lives
About a month ago we reported on how Dubai is hosting a virtual worlds summit designed to promote online gaming in the Emirates.
Now the scope of Dubai's interest in online gaming takes on a new dynamic as the country's police opt to use "virtual training" to hone skills and study matters of real-world life and death.
Pixels and Policy looks at how one corner of the Middle East is rapidly becoming a techno-state.
Continue reading Dubai Police Force Trains Cadets on Virtual Crime Scenes