Google’s immersive Street View could be glimpse of metaverse

Steven Silverman, Senior Technical Program Manager and Manager of Imagery Solutions for Google, says the array of camera gear used to create a 360-degree map of the world positions the company to be a player in the metaverse.

Fifteen years after its launch, a Google Maps feature that lets people explore faraway places as though standing right there is providing a glimpse of the metaverse being heralded as the future of the internet.

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 …
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