Commentary

Playing God

Sometimes I get the feeling I've become numb to real life. Google has released new features for its "Google Earth" program. For those who don't know (doubtful) Google Earth "offers maps and satellite images for complex or pinpointed regional searches." Basically you get to play God. Want to know what Indianapolis, IN looks like? Use Google Earth to view its latest buildings downtown. Want to see where your co-worker lives? Type in their address and you too can stalk them - only this is legal.

Technology is amazing, and it continues to expand and blow my mind. However, I sometimes wish it wasn't as easy for me to hop online and view Google's satellite images of outer space. Sometimes I wish my generation could have a kind of romance with the universe as we look into the telescope and wonder what is out there.

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