Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Beginning of 3D Internet or Virtual Spam?

Virtual Earth<--- the orange spot is floating virtual billboard

Microsoft's Virtual Earth 3D, a new geographic-search program, was released yesterday. The result of two years of development, Virtual Earth 3D is a fully monetized beta version, incorporating local search function with video game ease of interface and, oh joy, advertising.

Microsoft Virutal Earth 3D is a direct competitor to Google Earth software, of which 100 million free copies have been distributed since its June 2005 introduction.

Microsoft 3-D version of Virtual Earth provides photorealistic images of the 15 targeted cities: San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Detroit, Phoenix, Houston, Baltimore, Atlanta, Denver, and Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas.

Do we want a virtual state that is accessible only by Internet Explorer, supported by Microsoft and financed by advertisers? We may end up with some strange, Photoshop-enhanced hybridized world view, slightly altered to enhance the delivery of, and increase opportunities for, advertising?

Shades of The Matrix . . . with a Blue Screen!

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3 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Wow, that's new to me! I guess I have to research more. Interesting by the way.

The Artist said...

Calling in to say hi. Always find your blogs full of interest, best wishes, The Artist

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