This post on Technology Review on EveryScape shows us the evolution of Google Earth and other virtual worlds. Google StreetView is similar to EveryScape but the demonstrations on the website of EveryScape are more spectacular in my view, especially the demo on the MIT building. Happy exploring !
"Everyscape CTO and founder Mok Oh says that the transition works because it simulates people's real-life attitude toward moving from place to place. "Getting there is not what you want," he says. "Being there is what you want." In the future, EveryScape hopes to add more interactive features to help businesses function virtually. Future additions might give users the ability to buy merchandise inside a store with the click of a mouse, or might add a virtual maître d' that could help visitors make dinner reservations at a restaurant and recommend items on the menu."