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Virtual Tourism

3D technology lets people experience travel they can no longer afford

Implications - 3D technology always captivated consumers, but its role could become yet more prominent. In 2008, our consumer society was demanding more, yet with the credit crises, they cannot afford some of the same luxuries, such as travel. Advanced 3D tourism could be the affordable way to realize these desires.
12 Featured, 9 Examples:
280,458 Total Clicks
Date Range:
Apr 08 — Oct 08
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Featured Examples

3D Illusion Chalk Drawings II
3D Illusion Chalk Drawings II
The Work of Kurt Wenner
Kurt Wenner, born in Ann Arbor, Michigan is a master chalk artist who originally worked for NASA. At NASA, we worked as an advanced scientific space illustrator. But then, Wenner moved to Italy where… MORE
Beijing Olympics on Google Earth
Beijing Olympics on Google Earth
3D Aerials of China
Google Earth is giving Olympic fans a view of the China games like they've never seen before. Google Earth was sent new aerials taken on July 19th, 2008 by Geoeye, just in time for the Beijing Olympics… MORE
Deceptive Architecture
Deceptive Architecture
3D Murals
Murals are a great way to infuse major personality into a piece of architecture, whether inside of or out. They’re eye catching as regular paintings, but as these clever paintings demonstrate, they can… MORE
3D Virtual Chat
3D Virtual Chat
Vivaty Brings Your Facebook Friends to Life
Brace yourself for another online addiction! Vivaty, a 3D virtual chat system, is a really fun way to enhance your social networking experience. Vivaty works with just about all popular social networking… MORE
3D Monitors
3D Monitors
Zalman ZM-M220W Lets You Switch from 2D to 3D
It's time to take the plunge into all those 3d games that you have stacked up over the years. The Zalman 3D monitor doesn't need specially written games to produce to the 3D effect and can work with any… MORE
3D Travel Websites
3D Travel Websites
'OnionMap' 3-D City Exploring
‘OnionMap’ is a cool interactive website with 3-D maps of some of the largest cities in the world. The site has compiled 33 browsable maps with easy to use zooming and navigating tools. In addition, users… MORE
Virtual Cities
Virtual Cities
GeoSimCities 3D Philadelphia Tours
GeoSimCities is a website that provides a 3-D virtual representation of cities. This is a wonderful idea. I visited the site and checked out the virtual Philadelphia tours of offered on the site. Also… MORE
Google Street View of Tour de France
Google Street View of Tour de France
Virtual Cycling Tours
The Tour de France 2008 has kicked off, and thanks to Google Street View, you can be front and centre to take in the thrilling bike races. The tech twist on the sporting event is ground breaking, and… MORE
Saving Movie Theaters
Saving Movie Theaters
3D Films to Become Mainstream?
Internet piracy has made it possible not only to access to free movies, but to access films even before they hit theaters. In order to preserve the business of "going to the movies", cinemas may have to… MORE
Disney Google Earth Tour
Disney Google Earth Tour
3D Virtual Disney World (UPDATE)
It's finally here: after promises made a long time ago by a fairy princess, tours of the lands known as Walt Disney World are available in 3D using Google Earth. With gas prices the way they are, pile… MORE
Virtual Reality Web Browsing
Virtual Reality Web Browsing
ExitReality 3D Web Browser
The freshly launched and world’s first 3D web browser (of which we were, until now, only given a preview), ExitReality’s 3D Web Browser, is going to take the worldwide web by storm.  Forget clicking… MORE
Very Detailed Street View City Tours
Very Detailed Street View City Tours
MapJack Leaves Google Lost
Google Street View is one of the coolest mapping applications on the web, but a new street level mapping site is giving Google some stiff competition. MapJack offers a lot more details and is so much… MORE