Google’s immersive Street fuses Street View images with artificial intelligence, bringing us all closer to the future.

Could Googles immersive Street View allow us a glimpse of the metaverse?

Google Maps Street View launched 15 years ago, allowing people to explore faraway locations as if they were right there not unlike the metaverse, which is being celebrated as ‘the next big thing’ for the internet. Google’s immersive Street, There was not yet talk of online life moving to virtual worlds when a “far-fetched” musing by Google co-founder Larry Page prompted Street View, which lets users of the company’s free navigation service see imagery of map locations from the perspective of being there. Now the metaverse is a tech-world buzz, with companies including Facebook parent Meta investing in creating online realms where people represented by videogame-like characters work, play, shop and more. “Larry Page took a video camera and stuck it out the window of his car,” Google senior technical program manager Steven Silverman said, while showing AFP the garage where the company builds cameras for cars, bikes, backpacks, and even snowmobiles dispatched to capture 360-degree images worldwide.

“He was talking to some of his colleagues at the time, saying, ‘I bet we can do something with this.’ That was the start of Street View.” Street View lets people click on locations in Google Maps to see what it might look like were they at that spot, and even look around. Google’s immersive Street,Now, the internet behemoth is introducing an “immersive view” that fuses Street View images with artificial intelligence to create “a rich, digital model of the world,” Miriam Daniel, Google Maps Experiences vice president, said in a post. “You’ll be able to experience what a neighborhood, landmark, restaurant or popular venue is like –– and even feel like you’re right there before you ever set foot inside,” Daniel said. “With a quick search, you can virtually soar over Westminster to see the neighborhood and stunning architecture of places, like Big Ben, up close.” Google will start rolling out immersive view later this year, starting in Los Angeles, London, New York, San Francisco and Tokyo.

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