Google Earth is now available in VR. In my case, that’s the room-scale HTC Vive.
The experience is sensational, and I’m increasingly certain that VR will have a huge impact on society within the next decade. Travel, corporate collaboration, real estate markets, education, entertainment – there’s a large impact radius.
Google Earth VR allows me to ‘virtually’ visit anywhere in the world from the comfort of my home. I can visit remarkable fully-3D historic landmarks & natural wonders, stroll amongst the urban landscapes of Manhattan / London / Tokyo, fly through the Grand Canyon, or just scout out seemingly insignificant Pacific islands out of curiosity. It is an absolutely stunning experience and, given that it sits squarely within an exponential paradigm, will drop in price and expand in capability very very rapidly indeed. 10/10