Thursday, March 13, 2008

World Wide Telescope

The TED Talks are always interesting and here's one that looks promising.

At first this is odd for several reasons:

First, I am actually excited about something coming from Microsoft.
Second, it looks like something from Microsoft will actually outdo something from Google.
Third, it's something from Microsoft that is going to be free!
(The skeptic in me thinks this will only be available for Windows Vista)

So imagine something like Google Sky, but with a seamless unification of all the best pictures of the heavens.

Here's the TED Talk introducing the World Wide Telescope:

Roy Gould & Curtis Wong: WorldWide Telescope
(Sorry, I just couldn't get the embed video code to work).

Click here for more information on:

The World Wide Telescope

Kinda reminds me of the Animaiacs Song "Yakko's Universe":


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