Friday, May 31, 2013

The Future on Google Maps

Over the last few weeks we have heard a lot about the future of Google Maps. As of today we can now actually view the future on Google Maps.

After Earth Decay is a Google Map that allows you to observe how the world will look one thousand years after humans have left the planet. Using a time-line slider tool you can view satellite images of the Earth over the next thousand years and observe continental drift in action as South America crashes into Africa.

In Street View mode you can view future images of famous locations around the world and witness the collapse of the Eiffel Tower and the erosion of the White House and other globally important buildings and monuments.

After Earth is of course a promotional website for M. Night Shyamalan's film of the same name and the events depicted on this map are entirely dependent on Will Smith's ability to accurately predict the future.

1 comment:

vturiserra said...

The north-east coast of Brazil and Sierra Leone are 3,000 km apart. Do you really believe that South America is drifting three km every year? is a bad joke. South America may crash into Africa (or it may not), but it would happen in millions of years. Geologically, one thousand years is tomorrow.