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Google Earth or Google's Earth?

I would like to open this topic to all fellow bloggers. Post your comments on the above statement and read this interesting post as well. It might just spark some more ideas.

The questions which are going through my head right now:
Who controls Google Earth and Gatekeeps its content?
Is it totally transparrent?
How do we know these images are real?

There

  1. Anonymous Mike | Tuesday, October 25, 2005 2:21:00 PM |  

    Hmmm I think that Google Earth could potentially play a role in DECREASING the regularity and intensity of war. If everyone can see everything, everywhere, all the time, there will be no more secrets - no more fancy strategies. Maybe people will actually learn to discuss issues rationally before fighting about them. Transparency is the key here.

    So, yay for Google Earth.

  2. Blogger Carlz | Tuesday, October 25, 2005 2:31:00 PM |  

    "If anything, I feel that the availability of satellite imagery to the general public will contribute to greater transparency and more accountability on the behalf of governments and militaries" I defininitely agree with this statement. I think that generally people need to change their mindset with regard to the internet. I sometimes feel that people look for ways to crit the internet - i think this is born ouit of fear of the unknown and the fear of that which is bigger than oneself. Carls

  3. Anonymous Anonymous | Tuesday, October 25, 2005 2:39:00 PM |  

    ...can we trust Google Earth as a source thou? What about image manipulation? As an American based company might it be able to distort the image of its own country?