THE NEXT NET WAR

As noted before, Gulf War II was the most fully-realized example so far of "network-centric warfare" -- the concept of connecting every fighter to a battlefield Internet.What are the next steps for net war? Wired News has some ideas, including the Forester Project, an attempt to use slow-moving rotocraft and low-frequency radar to spot everything that goes on in a jungle. The images would then be sent back to HQ, and assembled into 3D, holographic images.While you're at Wired News, check out my report from the New York Auto Show. The stock market may be stuck in the sewer, but you'd never know it by visiting the super-luxury cars on display there.

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