Thursday, May 08, 2014

Interesting times

I was trying to come up with a topic for tonight's update and found myself spending more time tapping than typing.
For some random reason, I clicked on Google Search and as I thought about what to search for, I noticed the little icon below the window that said "Feeling Lucky".
Clicking on the Lucky icon sent me to Google maps. The place it wanted to show me looked amazing, but I wondered what street view would show on my street (loose use of the word).
I clicked on North America, then I clicked on the USA, then Alabama, and as I drilled down, the display returned towns and cities I've known all my life.
Google Earth is a remarkable (and scary) product. I live 11 miles from the nearest grocery store. Our community doesn't have a red light. It only has stop signs, but if you actually stopped at one, you'd run the risk of being rear-ended, as no one actually stops, but I can see the wrought iron furniture on my back deck which for me is the scary part.
We live in an interesting time. If the consumer satellite images were just a little better, and a little more time sensitive, they would have seen this petunia blooming in our backyard today



6 comments:

  1. oh ya google earth is a bit scary. Love the pretty flower at the bottom.

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  2. I used google earth once to look at the projects we lived in until I was two. I'd actually driven by perhaps a year earlier. There was only bulldozed earth when I found them on google. And, I've used it to verify my grandmother's street still is paved in bricks. Yes, amazing times.

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  3. Yes, it's amazing and scary at the same time! Beautiful flower...thanks for sharing it!

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  4. I use Google 3D to look at my son's apt in Jersey City, my sister in Columbus OH, my brother in Chatham IL, and my daughter in Bern, Switzerland. It connects me to them from San Diego, makes me feel as if I am part of their lives.

    Petunia? What kind? Simply beautiful.

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  5. Now I'll go and check out the wrought iron furniture on your back deck.

    Ms Soup

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  6. Unfortunately, Google Earth is a month behind, it will be great when it turns into real time. We'll be able to go out onto our porches and wave to each other. I'm amazed myself when I look at my humble little abode. A place on Google Earth, I call home. A place I love. Great post.

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