Augmented Reality Maps

TED Talks has just posted an 8 minute presentation with one of the lead designers of Bing Maps (Microsoft’s Google Maps clone) that shows basically how they’re one-upping Google Maps. All I have to say is- “Holy Sh*t!” They have not only found a way to make it closer than true 3d, they have not only started mapping indoors, they have not only integrated space into it (feel like a trip to the moon?), they have not only found a way to superimpose Flickr photos into the scene, but they have integrated live video feeds into it as well! You really have to see this presentation to believe it!

We really are just one or two steps away from people walking around with Augmented Reality glasses and viewing the real world and enhanced world side by side 24-7.