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Google has unveiled one of the greatest toys ever
Beforeitsnews ^ | 2/12/10

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


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: google

1 posted on 02/12/2010 2:48:17 PM PST by FromLori
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To: FromLori
"...everything is possible but nothing is real..." ~ Living Color, Type.
2 posted on 02/12/2010 2:49:08 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (governance is not sovereignty [paraphrasing Bishop Fulton Sheen].)
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To: FromLori

3 posted on 02/12/2010 2:50:01 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: the invisib1e hand

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?


4 posted on 02/12/2010 2:51:24 PM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: FromLori

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.


5 posted on 02/12/2010 2:52:15 PM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: FromLori

link keeps reloading


6 posted on 02/12/2010 2:58:19 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Doogle

Yeah, something seriously wrong with that webpage.


7 posted on 02/12/2010 3:03:01 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: FromLori

Look up, “The Machine Stops”. That’s the one.


8 posted on 02/12/2010 3:03:56 PM PST by William of Barsoom (In Omnia, Paratus)
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To: FromLori

Stanislaw Lem’s The Futurological Congress?


9 posted on 02/12/2010 3:04:37 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: William of Barsoom

Thank you that is what I was thinking of.
http://www.visbox.com/prajlich/forster.html


10 posted on 02/12/2010 3:08:48 PM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: Doogle

Oh sorry about that try this one

http://beforeitsnews.com/story/17814/GOOGLE_has_unveiled_one_of_the_greatest_toys_ever.html


11 posted on 02/12/2010 3:09:26 PM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: Kirkwood

try this one.......

http://www.casttv.com/video/1oj9m01/googles-virtual-glass-elevator-video


12 posted on 02/12/2010 3:09:33 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: FromLori

..nope the same...*smiles*...I posted another link above...thanks


13 posted on 02/12/2010 3:11:24 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: FromLori

Wall-E?


14 posted on 02/12/2010 3:12:44 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: FromLori

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.


15 posted on 02/12/2010 3:15:09 PM PST by FrdmLvr ("The people will believe what the media tells them they believe." Orwell)
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To: FromLori

How much does the college girl’s dorm add-on cost?


16 posted on 02/12/2010 3:15:14 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: FromLori

Way cool. Wish they would have lingered in Europe.


17 posted on 02/12/2010 3:19:32 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

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.


18 posted on 02/12/2010 3:26:24 PM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: FromLori

I think it was called “The USSR before Reagan.”


19 posted on 02/12/2010 3:33:58 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (governance is not sovereignty [paraphrasing Bishop Fulton Sheen].)
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To: vbmoneyspender

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.


20 posted on 02/12/2010 3:37:28 PM PST by giotto
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To: FromLori

Spectacular!


21 posted on 02/12/2010 3:39:23 PM PST by livius
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To: FromLori

Interesting. But it’s running on 8 Linux machines . . . a bit more than I can afford.


22 posted on 02/12/2010 3:40:26 PM PST by DesertSapper (God, Family, Country . . . . . . . . . . and dead terrorists!!!)
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To: FromLori

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.


23 posted on 02/12/2010 4:13:58 PM PST by scoobysnak71 (I'm light skinned with no negro dialect. Could you milk me?)
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To: scoobysnak71
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.

24 posted on 02/12/2010 4:15:12 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

That would be iGore.


25 posted on 02/12/2010 4:30:34 PM PST by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: FromLori

btt


26 posted on 02/12/2010 4:31:19 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: giotto; vbmoneyspender
Were the writers of The Matrix familiar with Lem's work? Sounds like a similar premise.
27 posted on 02/12/2010 4:59:01 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

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.


28 posted on 02/12/2010 5:43:19 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: dfwgator

>”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.


29 posted on 02/13/2010 5:34:58 AM PST by scoobysnak71 (I'm light skinned with no negro dialect. Could you milk me?)
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