Google Earth and Virtual Worlds

Stephan over at OgleEarth links to a post by Avi Bar-Zeev, one of the Keyhole co-founders who also worked for Linden Labs (makers of Second Life), about Google Earth, what he feels it would take to achieve something like the metaverse, and why we just aren’t there yet. It’s a pretty long post, but you really should read it if you get a chance, as he discusses the need for a new language for object representation. It also dovetails nicely with this week’s episode of A VerySpatial Podcast, although we recorded the episode before we saw Avi’s post.