While we’re all lamenting about whether Google really adheres to their “Don’t be evil” ideals, we can all admit that they’ve got some pretty big ideas. Needless to say, I didn’t realize that their Street View images would turn into a project like this:
The Google World Wonders project is their way of making the world’s heritage locations accessible to the world. No more jetting off to the location to be immersed in the experience. Now, while the impact is more dramatic when you’re actually there, this is a way of supporting these sites economically and ecologically.
Here, take a peek at what you’ll see:
Just think of what Google is actually doing with this particular project (and many of their others): they’re preserving all of our history from moments in time. Sure, like any business, they sometimes make questionable decisions. But that might be because of the pressures that our business world places on people to go after the wrong rewards. Time isn’t just money. It’s also about memories, experiences, sharing, connecting, and all of those other collaborative actions we take in creating this life we all live.
It’s pretty damn hard to live a life full of pure intentions, though it doesn’t stop most of us from trying. We’re not going to make everyone happy. But we can all make sure that the “Don’t be evil” mentality filters from the top to the bottom, so that we all try to be our best. That’s not asking too much in a world that we all share together.
This project makes me want to go explore! How about you?
- found courtesy of Boing Boing