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Google Invades Whistler

Google Invades Whistler

[ February 9, 2010 - 7:42pm ]
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Couldn't throw down for a ticket to Vancouver? Now you can ski Whistler virtually from your laptop, courtesy of Google's street-view snowmobile

Using Google Maps' street-view feature, I just noticed that my neighbor Stan had left his garage door open—or at least he had on the day Google's Orwellian street-view vehicle rolled through our 'hood. That I can almost look into Stan's garage from my computer scares and fascinates me simultaneously. Now Google has something for those of us who like to mix a little skiing with our voyeurism: the street-view snowmobile. That's right. Google has unleashed a snowmobile mounted with multidirectional cameras onto the slopes of Whistler. Besides watching to Olympics on TV, you'll be able to virtually ski some of the alpine competition venues themselves as well as nearby trails—all from the comfort of home or work. Kind of freaky, kind of cool...

 

 

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