Thursday, August 09, 2007

The Saints Can't Come Marching In

At the SIGGRAPH electronic theater, perhaps the most profound emotional reaction was generated by this U2 and Green Day video that showed computer-generated images of U.S. troops from Iraq rescuing victims of Hurricane Katrina. It is an example of how this technology can be used to construct alternative histories. Sadly, as Senator Joseph Biden keeps pointing out, it will be impossible to remove soldiers and equipment physically from the Iraqi theater until a ten-month exodus with troops, weapons, and costly infrastructure is completed.

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