doctorow at March 18th, 2014 21:02 — #1
prestonsturges at March 18th, 2014 21:10 — #2
In the world I see - you are stalking elk through the damp canyon forests around the ruins of Rockefeller Center. You'll wear leather clothes that will last you the rest of your life. You'll climb the wrist-thick kudzu vines that wrap the Sears Tower. And when you look down, you'll see tiny figures pounding corn, laying strips of venison on the empty car pool lane of some abandoned superhighway.........Feel better, champ.
phasmafelis at March 18th, 2014 21:16 — #3
Apparently "ecotopia" will involve covering all roads in several feet of translucent, quivering green-brown slime. I would like to opt out, please.
terah_phahr at March 18th, 2014 21:33 — #4
It's fun to learn new made-up totally fake words like "ecotopian" and "ecotpian", but even more fun to make up your own meanings.
boundegar at March 18th, 2014 21:36 — #5
Shut up. This is Boing Boing. Words mean whatever Cory says they do, and he gets to make up new ones. Also, headlines need not reflect the contents of the stories they head.
vonbobo at March 18th, 2014 23:41 — #6
When does google earth get a flight sim?
synocrat at March 19th, 2014 00:16 — #7
Maybe it's just a reference to Ernest Callenbach's excellent Ecotopia and Ecotopia Emerging.
digitalartform at March 19th, 2014 01:15 — #8
It's just a tpyo. He meant Epcotpian. It's a Disney thing.
squirrelhead at March 19th, 2014 02:19 — #9
I misread the headline as ectopian which made some sort of sense with the picture of the ectopic trees, or maybe I saw the picture first & then tried to make sense of the word. That link is great - my neighborhood looks much better.
unshaved_weirdo at March 19th, 2014 03:29 — #10
for a modern flight sim, you want topography. google earth is just flat earth plus selected buildings.
theodore_robins at March 19th, 2014 04:34 — #11
Cory meant to write ecotopian of course, and he was referencing the title of a 1970's book about an ecological utopia.
theodore_robins at March 19th, 2014 04:36 — #12
itsumishi at March 19th, 2014 07:59 — #13
It's got some topography... Grand Canyon, a few mountain ranges here and there.
relawson at March 19th, 2014 09:10 — #14
You have to admit what Terah_Phahr said was a perfectly cromulent statement.
echolocatechoco at March 19th, 2014 09:24 — #15
Google Earth has topographic data for the whole world. Are you thinking of Google Maps (which can also show topographic data in the Terrain layer)?
jardine at March 19th, 2014 09:36 — #16
You can put your own address in and see your home covered in climbing jungles
No I can't. They haven't done my street.
shane_simmons at March 19th, 2014 11:04 — #17
As soon as God gets a starship.
jardine at March 19th, 2014 11:37 — #18
shane_simmons at March 19th, 2014 15:52 — #19
doctorow at March 23rd, 2014 21:02 — #20
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