logs:Aiko Training Oct

<Kioku> Aiko seems particularly excited today as she heads down to the basement, which for her is saying quite a bit. Aiko, openly displaying excitement? Madness. Well, perhaps not to those who really know her, but the rest of the school… madness. She doesn't notice or care at all though, as she reaches the door to the office of possibly her favorite staff member, and knocks.
<SirGoldFish> "Come in, come in." Ivanov says with a firm voice as always, not quite expecting it to be Aiko. He is currently in his office tinkering away at one of the bug bots. Aiko would reconize this one, it was one he was messing with a bit earlier, during their first tutor session.
<Kioku> Aiko pushes the door open and taps her foot sharply against the floor, as she so often does to get a general idea of whether anything much has changed in a room, and closes the door behind her. "Dr. Ivanov," she greets. "I don't suppose whatever you're doing today could survive having you pulled away from it? There's something I'd like to show you."
<SirGoldFish> "Hmm, I am in the middle of examining this bug bot as my colleagues have named it. We're on the up and up of seeing where these robots are transmitting. It's a mess really. But I suppose, Aiko, for /you/ I can spare my time to see what this is about." He puts the mechanical larva like thing to the side to see what Aiko has to show.
<Kioku> Aiko frowns slightly. "And here I hoped you'd let me help with that, when it happened." \I could probably track it in seconds. What's the point of having a school full of 'gifted' kids if you don't ask for their help with internal matters and projects, in addition to missions?\ She shrugs and shakes her head, taking off her backpack and pulling out the laptop. "I could just tell you about this, but I'd much rather show you. And to do that, I'd
<Kioku> have to do use an anomalous ability. On you, in a way. So I'll leave it to you to decide if that's alright."
<SirGoldFish> "Hmm, well Aiko you've given me no reason to distrust you, or the GWU for that matter. I say show me. I am interested certainly." He gets up and goes over to Aiko, arms crossed and ready to see what this is all about.
<Kioku> Aiko sets the laptop on a table and opens it. The interface is all in Japanese, but that's no surprise. She smiles. "Alright then! You'll want to be sitting or lying down. In short, for the last month or two I've been working on what amounts to trying to program a full VR environment. The main reason being that I discovered, again a couple months ago, that by touching someone, I can act as a… sort of bridge. Show them how I see things, by
<Kioku> interpreting for them. I have a fairly basic environment set up now, and I wanted to see what ideas you might have for how this can be used. Games come to mind, of course, but they're by no means the only sort of thing a simulated environment could assist with. I would say experimentation, as long as it's only working with known factors…" A program opens, and the screen goes blank for a few moments, then displays… basically the ground floor of
<Kioku> the school building, or at least half of it. "In theory, I should be able to intercept neural signals so that the virtual 'you' can move as you normally would, while the real body stays unresponsive. What I'd like to do is figure out how to duplicate this with only technology, or at least design an artifact that would do something similar…" she trails off.
<SirGoldFish> "Hmm," It's a lot to take in even for this professional. "I have so many questions for you Aiko. First of all, how open is this program? Could I for instance work in AI, or create Maps and even new features?" He'll start off with that, but he has more questions and suggestions.
<Kioku> Aiko nods. "Absolutely! It's still in the works of course, but I've done my best to make it more of a base platform, as easily moddable as possible. I should probably convert it to a programming language that more people know, though… but yes. The current sim is set up for as close to real world physics as I could manage with what I know, Earth gravity, and one of the main goals was to be able to include AI and different environments."
<SirGoldFish> "Similar to the Bureau's training VR stations that we know of. We could certainly use this for military applications. Hmm, possible use for containment. Allow more violent anomalies to get out their aggression in some sorta murder sim. We could also, and this is what excites me the most, use it to run predictions and experiments."
<Kioku> Aiko nods quickly. "That last idea, is why I brought it to you first. It's what I'd like to see it used for most, though the aggression thing sounds pretty good too… Want to see how well the interface goes?"
<SirGoldFish> "I would certainly love to." He says with an /actual/ smile on his face. Not that Aiko would see.
<Kioku> "Alright! Sit, make sure you won't fall if you go limp or anything, and… erm… don't move from there."
<SirGoldFish> He takes a seat, back in his office chair by his fastidiously neat desk. "I am ready whenever you are Aiko."
<Kioku> Aiko nods and approaches, putting a hand high on the back of Ivanov's neck, and the other on his forehead. With a thought, she connects both to him and the computer, acting like a router and interpreter for the massive amounts of data, constructing the environment in an comprehensible and interactable way while trying to perform nerve intercept. That's the hard part, she hasn't done it before, only shown Wendy this sort of thing while having her
<Kioku> avoid moving. She's pretty excited since even the trial with Wendy didn't actually go into a constructed VR environment like this, only really showed her the view through cameras. To Ivanov it'd probably seem like a strange disjointed feeling as sensory data is overwritten by the connection and an avatar forms for him to control. Right in the middle of the simulated school's hall. "I left your sight and hearing so both sets will work. If you open
<Kioku> your eyes, you'll see your office and the sim overlayed on top of each other, and you should be able to hear sounds from both. I still need to work on a way to differentiate the two."

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