Brij Singh's Blog

May 29, 2007

Honey why your car is parked next to Susie’s car in downtown parking lot?

Filed under: Tech — Brij @ 1:58 pm

Google rolled out “Street View” on their map website. And Wow ! This sure will change many things we take it for granted in our life. Sheer number of activities this is going to affect are limited by our imagination. Ad placement, billboard management, evidence collection, traffic and town planning etc. Resolution and ease of navigation will spawn many new industry segments.

Video data mining will be way too hot in next couple of years.

Update: CNN has more sober collection of street views. I am going to defend Google here. They are just putting a strobe light on existing social picture. Putting a panoramic view on a homeless person is not Google’s fault. Think of it as a living documentary of the world we live in. Scary but more accessible and transparent.

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