Thursday, June 21, 2007

[TIPS] TED | Talks | Stephen Lawler: Look! Up in the sky! It's Virtual Earth! (video)

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/139

Recorded in March 2007, Stephen Lawler takes us on a short tour of Virtual Earth. This one is the Microsoft version, but it’s very interesting. J As you watch it, pay attention to his conversation about how we access and organize all this data. Does it remind you a bit of this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gmP4nk0EOE

I also found it interesting that Microsoft was the first ones allowed in the New Orleans area after Katrina for the purpose of documenting the damage. Interesting.

While you’re there, check out Jeff Hawkins’ talk entitled, “Brain Science is about to fundamentally change computing.” “Bringing this new brain science to computer devices will enable powerful new applications -- and it will happen sooner than you think.” http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/125

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