Both of those looks very awesome.  More so the 2nd video with the wrap around screens.

If there is one thing I hate about a lot of these “Virtual Reality” type setups at places, is that the employees take it TOO seriously. As far as i’m concerned it should be your choice if you want to take it seriously as a training type exercise, or if you want to go rogue and shoot hostages and rapid fire into everything you can see.  You’re paying $60 per hour after all.  It’s virtual reality, no one can get hurt.

You can check out the Gander Mountain Academy website – HERE

Not sure why they think they are so important that they need a pricey VeriSign Class 3 SSL certificate… funny to see that.


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The training, which leaders say is not intended to be applied outside the simulated Explorer setting, can involve chasing down illegal border crossers as well as more dangerous situations that include facing down terrorists and taking out “active shooters,” like those who bring gunfire and death to college campuses. In a simulation here of a raid on a marijuana field, several Explorers were instructed on how to quiet an obstreperous lookout.

I didn’t realize that programs like this were offered in Boy Scouts.  I thought it was simply more mainstream activities such as camping and survival techniques etc.

The full story on the NY Times website – HERE