Another prediction here at Social Strategist has proved true. From my Platforms of the Web post in July:
Google Earth already is capable of rendering real-world buildings in 3D. People skilled in image manipulation are taking thousands of photos of a location and combining them to create a full 3D view of it. What happens when we take these creations and make them into a virtual representation within a Second Life-like world[…]
CNET News reports that Multiverse Network, a virtual world developer and competitor to Linden Labâ€™s Second Life, has partnered with Google to provide virtual world builders recreations of real-world terrain and structures.
With my YouTube & Adobe partnership prediction proved true as well, I wonder if maybe someone at Google is listening to meâ€¦