Skip to comments.Google has unveiled one of the greatest toys ever
Posted on 02/12/2010 2:48:16 PM PST by FromLori
A virtual glass elevator that lets you fly around the world.
Made by a few of the engineers in their spare time, the Liquid Galaxy project is an interactive booth with wraparound LCD screens.
The screens show synchronised views from Google Earth and you can use a six-axis mouse to move your way through air and water.
The effect is stunning. Take a look below: Video at site
Anyone remember the name of that futuristic story where people all live in government apartments and no one goes anywhere and there muscles become all but useless?
Well, it’s their free Google Earth coupled with a tool that helps with orientation.
You can do this at home pretty much right now.
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Yeah, something seriously wrong with that webpage.
Look up, “The Machine Stops”. That’s the one.
Stanislaw Lem’s The Futurological Congress?
Thank you that is what I was thinking of.
Oh sorry about that try this one
try this one.......
..nope the same...*smiles*...I posted another link above...thanks
The Pixar movie “WAL-E” had people who went to another planet because Earth was destroyed (enviromentalist wacko alert!) and they ended up living in their lounge chairs and grew fat and lost the ability to walk.
How much does the college girl’s dorm add-on cost?
Way cool. Wish they would have lingered in Europe.
I think they will be adding more to it and everyone will be able to use it in the future there is a link below the video that gives more information.
I think it was called “The USSR before Reagan.”
People lived on shelves that were only as big as bunk beds, but, thanks to hallucinogenic drugs, they thought they were living in spacious apartments with all the amenities. Everything they experienced was virtual. Decades before computer graphics or the internet or the personal computer, Lem foresaw our future.
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