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.
It's definitely creepy, but I can spend HOURS on the damn thing.
I checked out the house I used to rent a few years back: THERE WAS MY CAR IN THE DRIVEWAY.
I dunno. Freaked me out in a they're-always-watching kinda way.
I was freaked by the people on the street in Moscow. And by the fact that I could identify the location of the
"secure core" of the American Embassy.
There's something so Tom Clancy about it - and totally addictive. I've become a satellite voyeur.
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