Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Second Earth

Town Hall
I’ve been reading Wade Roush here (you may have to subscribe, but it’s free) about the possibilities of blending Google Earth and Second Life to create a ‘mirror world’. Here’s a tempting morsel: ‘The first, relatively simple step toward a Second Earth, many observers predict, will be integrating Second Life's avatars, controls, and modeling tools into the Google Earth environment. Groups of users would then be able to walk, fly, or swim across Google's simulated landscapes and explore intricate 3-D representations of the world's most famous buildings. Google itself may or may not be considering such a project.’ That made me wonder whether that sort of environment could have detailed rendering made up from a tagged image bank as described here. Wow! I think I want Second Earth now.

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