1.a. Possessed of certain physical virtues or capacities; effective in respect of inherent natural qualities or powers; capable of exerting influence by means of such qualities.
3.a. Capable of producing a certain effect or result; effective, potent, powerful.
g. Computers. Not physically existing as such but made by software to appear to do so from the point of view of the program or the user.
|The following are links you might follow when thinking about the question of the virtual. They have been collected from suggestions provided by invited participants
Ctheory is a collective which publishes online critiques of digital, modern and contemporary culture, politics, economy and life.
Info war or electronic saber rattling?
Network-Centric Warfare: It's Origin and Future
The Power Foundation
The power foundation is a loose association of thinkers, writers, and individuals concerned to interrogate the ways in which we're all governed.
Q&A With VRML Co-Creator Mark Pesce
U.S. Army goes Hollywood for high-tech training
Wired Colletions: Future of War
Year 2000 International Security Dimension Project