I installed Google Earth on my computer tonight and just viewed the house I grew up in, the building where I live now, and my university hall of residence in London (the location of the bus bomb blast earlier this year.) I was even able to identify the the skylight on Apartment 14A on the new American Embassy compound in Moscow, Russia - my first home in the Soviet Union. Damn.
It's cool, but there is a creepy, stalker-y feeling to Google Earth, too. I feel a little unsettled by it. I also was zooming in on cities with such speed, I got a little ill.
Interesting toy. Must ponder it.