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An exclusive look inside Ground Truth, the secretive program to build the world’s best accurate maps.
(Photo: Google / USPTO)
A Google patent has just been granted that allows for “zooming using pre-existing imaging” — in other words, zooming in from your photo to another one. For instance, you could go from your snapshot of the Mona Lisa directly to a high-res scan from the Louvre.
reminder that there’s literally no excuse for posting unsourced art in this day and age
“Let’s face it,” Jonathan McIntosh writes, “Google really is just a massive advertising company at heart.” Google’s latest promotional video, which promotes an augmented reality interface built into glasses, doesn’t include ads, so the remix artist decided to create a new version, with a subversive twist. Relevant ads pop up alongside each search, cluttering the user’s field of vision with helpful links to Starbucks, Amazon, and McDonalds. McIntosh sourced the ads from actual AdWords search results, “based on the dialog or setting in the original.” It’s a hilarious, and unnerving, look at what ad-supported augmented reality might look like in the future.