Google Earth now available in VR


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/11/24/google-earth-now-available-in.html


#2

Wow! So much more realistic than actual travel - and none of those pesky foreigners!


#3

Looks like a perfect fit to me. The current control scheme is super clumsy.

Let’s see if this improves the GeoGuessr experience. It’s not like there’s any other use for this.


#4

It’s really super cool - my wife and I spent some time revisiting places we’ve travelled to and it really jogs some memories. It works really well, and the places all have this kind of weird doll-house feel. I’m looking forward to having my dad try it. He’s always exploring in the mountains, and I bet he’ll be interested in the new perspective this gives on familiar places.


#5

So any information if they are going to pay royalties to Neal Stephenson, him having come up with the whole concept and all.


#6

Stephenson IMO is a great writer, but they certainly did not invent the concept of digitally simulating environments. When Fassbinder made Welt am Draht in the 1970s it was already a concept in science fiction literature, and had been in philosophy for perhaps thousands of years.


#7

I got a chance to play with this yesterday and you’ll be saddened to know that the control scheme (at least on the HTC Vive) is very clumbsy.


#8

Wow, amazing I hope it does not have as much fails as google maps.:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#9

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