While Second Life has many uses, law enforcement training has not historically been among them. But that may be changing.
New World Notes reports that consultant Fred Fuchs, who goes by Gus Plisskin in Second Life, designed a virtual meth lab to help cops recognize when they’ve stumbled upon the real thing. Such labs are not only illegal, they’re extremegly dangerous as well.
Said Fuchs/Plisskin of his virtual meth lab project:
We hope to encourage use of SL for training law enforcement and social workers. We found that a walk-thru helped other types of clients think about ways they could use SL… Accuracy in simulations is ‘my thing’.