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The New Google3D Concept

The Cool Hunter blog
about a possible future Google product called GOOGLE-3D (it’s actually
more of a proposal for a product being made to Google at this point).


Designed by a young UK designer, Pei Kang Ng, Google3D is
meant as a viable business proposal for Google, five to ten years from
now. With Google3D, the idea is literally, to bring the conveniences of
the search engine to your fingertips. Now, you can find out things on
the move – wherever and whenever you want to – just by taking a
picture. You don’t even have to type! Considering the technological
advances in search, wireless technology and flexible screens, it should
be a matter of time before the concept becomes feasible in technical
terms. This handy partner brings the Google search bar into your world
of real, tangible objects – you do not have to sit in front of your
computer anymore. Armed with a camera, it allows you to search live!
with a simple snapshot. Scenario 1) Looking for a bargain? Take a
picture of the product and Google will tell you where to buy it
Scenario 2) Lost? Take a picture of the nearest road sign or any
landmarks, and Google tells you where you are. Scenario 3) Looking for
a good restaurant? Simply take a picture of the restaurant’s signage
and Google will tell you its customers’ ratings.

Envisioning the SMARTMOBS of the future, they will devices like
Google3D to use – it may not even be that far off – instead of 5 to 10
years, try 2 or 3 years.



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Cityscape LocativeLab.org is Ronald Lenz's research website on locative & mobile media. This is mostly an archive of blogposts I find inspiring and interesting and an overview of my work. I'm a strategist, technologist and researcher in the field of Location-Based Mobile Services and work at Waag Society, a medialab in Amsterdam, The Netherlands where I head the Locative Media research program and at 7scenes, a platform for GPS games and tours as creative director. Picture 4 Find me at Twitter, LinkedIn or via ronald [at] waag [dot] org.

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