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March 17, 2014 2:25 PM   Subscribe

Urban Jungle: post-apocalyptic Google Street View
posted by brundlefly (26 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is very, very cool and clever. I'm also glad to see the Subway is still open, for my post-apoc footlongs.
posted by turbid dahlia at 2:41 PM on March 17 [2 favorites]


Wow. Very clever and well-executed.
posted by chasing at 2:42 PM on March 17


Does use some processing power, though.
posted by goethean at 2:47 PM on March 17


i want to live in my post-apocalyptic neighborhood
posted by Foci for Analysis at 2:49 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


Does use some processing power, though.

Yeah, I was impressed at the amount of heat suddenly spilling from the laptop I'm on. But very nicely done, jeez. There's a real little "hey, this is a hint of the future" frisson to that. I mean, it's kinda one-jokey in itself, but this kind of quasi real-time modification of reality is a real pointer to Things to Come.
posted by yoink at 2:54 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


i want to live in my post-apocalyptic neighborhood

That was partly my thought, too: "wow, so much less asphalt, so much more shade!"
posted by yoink at 2:55 PM on March 17


no snakes, though - it needed snakes
posted by pyramid termite at 2:59 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


The KFC looks open still. Figures.
posted by cashman at 3:01 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


Has anyone found a way to get a URL to a specific location?
posted by Jimbob at 3:06 PM on March 17


No extra processing power needed!
posted by wikipedia brown boy detective at 3:11 PM on March 17 [15 favorites]


Everywhere I try to go I can't because there are snakes.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 3:22 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


You need to allow some Google domains in NoScript to make the snakes go away. Something to do with St. Patrick's, I guess.
posted by benito.strauss at 4:04 PM on March 17


wikipedia brown boy detective: I don't know if I should flag that or favorite it.
posted by el io at 4:35 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


wbbd: That's something.
posted by sneebler at 4:54 PM on March 17


I only poked around the main link for a little bit, but if post-apocalyptic just means 'overgrown vegetation', half of my neighborhood is basically already rendered this way without any client side work.
posted by wikipedia brown boy detective at 4:55 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


A lot of tourists taking pictures in post apocalyptic San Francisco.
posted by xmutex at 5:11 PM on March 17 [3 favorites]


Spiff up the graphics, and load it up in Google Glass 3000 contact lens edition with Intel 10 GHz processor, and you've got Cylon projection.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 5:17 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


My house looks exactly the same as it did pre-Apocalypse! I wonder what that means?
posted by trip and a half at 5:41 PM on March 17


This um doesn't look all that different to how my city usually looks. Sometimes instead of like five trees somewhere, there are ten. Post apocalyptic Canberra. I'm already there.
posted by lollusc at 5:42 PM on March 17 [3 favorites]


hey wbbd.. excellent! thanks for keepin it real man... sigh..
posted by anguspodgorny at 5:47 PM on March 17


Post apocalyptic Canberra. I'm already there.

Yeah, it's called Civic on a Friday night.
posted by Jimbob at 7:42 PM on March 17


So, basically, I need to be on some other computer beside my mid-aughts-vintage Mac mini in order to run WebGL so that this thing can reskin urban landscapes with vines and shit to look more like Tyler Durden's fantasy of the postcorporate neo-Eden? Okey doke.
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:39 PM on March 17


That's fun! Wrong plants though, my post-apocalyptic neighborhood would be all moss and ferns most likely.
posted by drinkyclown at 9:12 PM on March 17


Google maps now allows you to get the interior view inside some buildings. I somehow managed to select one such building by accident as my very first click. Seeing the inside of a library with grassy floors and vines on the walls but with working lights was a bit of a trip before I realized what had happened.
posted by ooga_booga at 10:55 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


A lot of tourists taking pictures in post apocalyptic San Francisco.

I'd totally go on holyday to post-apocalyptic SF!
posted by Harald74 at 12:00 AM on March 18


Put in "Ilha de Queimada Grande". No results... you're safe.
posted by iffthen at 12:31 AM on March 21


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