'Matterport' Can Make a Detailed Model in Minutes

Before 'Matterport,' the closet thing one had to 3D images of real-life places was Google street view. Now thanks to this revolutionary company, the world will have the ability to quickly create a digital version of a real room or even a whole building.

The 3D mapping works by using a camera that scans the room and measures the dimensions as it goes. Once the information is processed, it turns into a virtual room that one can maneuver about on their laptop screen.

This invention opens up all sorts of possibilities for nearly any type of business. Realtors could use it to do virtual house tours; retailers could use it let their customers shop at home and hotels could use it to show people what their room will look like.