You've heard of power walking, but "power dreaming
?" That practice's usually the stuff of Buddhism, and now, could go a long way towards mending the psychic wounds
of our nation's bravest. With about 52% of PTSD-affected veterans reported as having disturbing nightmares, the U.S. Army's
working towards a virtual solution that'd marry the design of Second Life
with laptop-displayed or 3D head-mounted, physio-emotional healing. The project, a form of biofeedback therapy which would create custom, stress-alleviating imagery for traumatized vets, is currently in the planning stage with Washington State's Naval Hospital serving as its experimental base. Over half a million in funding's already been put towards the effort which is expected to launch in full next year. And when it does, we're hoping the tech resembles a certain Strange Days
SQUID recorder -- with happy thoughts, o'course.