IBM lance un univers virtuel dédié à l'environnement. A la fois un jeu et un moyen de formation, cet univers doit permettre de
développer des stratégies de sauvegarde de la planête.
"If any one out there is listening, Planet Helios is being destroyed and we need your help!
Hundreds of years ago the nations of our planet realized that the side effects from burning fossil fuels for energy were damaging the atmosphere and changing the climate. They joined together to develop and build technologies to create electricity from available renewable energy resources like wind, sun and water power. Meanwhile the planet's citizens–our ancestors– pulled together and pledged to use less energy. This ushered in a Golden Age of energy balance and ecological harmony.
But a few generations later energy was plentiful, clean and cheap and conservation was no longer in fashion. As energy consumption increased, fossil fuel-burning plants had to be fired up again to keep up with ever–increasing demand.
Now the damage has been re–done, and then some! Our atmosphere is choked with carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. The planet is heating up. Extreme weather threatens almost every ecosystem and all of our citizens, and storms have destroyed much of the renewable energy infrastructure including wind turbines, hydroelectric generators and solar towers. Fossil fuel plants work overtime to pick up the slack, pumping tons of poison gases into the air, and there are strange, new threats. There have been scattered reports of what people are calling "SmogGobs:" dense clouds of carbon based emissions that seem almost alive. Scientists can not explain the phenomenon - but citizens are blaming these SmogGobs for sickness and even death of loved ones. World leaders have appealed for help, but it may be too late..."
Play PowerUp today and prove it's NOT too late! Join the other brave volunteers who are heeding the distress call! You'll come from far and wide to work together
putting your skills to the test in some of the most extreme environments imaginable and the stakes are high – life and death!"
(Vai David Castera)
Par Fabrice Poiraud-Lambert