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.
Interesting. But it’s running on 8 Linux machines . . . a bit more than I can afford.
I will buy NOTHING that is Google. Al Gore sits on the board and makes LOTS of money from Google, and I will NOT be responsible for putting one red cent in his fat-ass pocket.
I thought he was on the board of Apple.
That would be iGore.
They were probably familiar with it - but I think The Matrix was a bit different on the reality issue. In The Futurological Congress, reality was determined by drugs that shaped what your brain perceived whereas with The Matrix my take on it is that everyone is just a computer program even when they think they are ‘outside’ The Matrix.
>”I thought he was on the board of Apple.”
I believe that is also true. (Note: these organizations that Gore helps run are all Liberal and donate heavily to Liberal causes. Coincidence or Pay Off?)
I will not participate in anything that Gore has a part in.
And for those that use Google Chrome, there have been some serious issues raised with Google logging in what Web sites you visit, etc. I dont know if these have been addressed yet, but I sure dont want someone selling or collecting my info without my permission or knowledge.
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