• richard avatar Richard Posted: 10/25/2010 6:43am PDT

    @Claudia: I'm not sure of the technology that would be involved in such an enterprise, but I DO know that data collection and transmission is happening increasingly fast. We're now surrounded by real-time data about weather, traffic -- it's probably just a matter of time before we make the jump to maps. If I had to hazard a guess, I'd look to nanotech, but that's just me.

  • Claudia Posted: 10/25/2010 4:41am PDT

    Good balanced blog post, filled with facts (as far as I can tell, having followed the story pretty closely since May). Unlike a multitude of other bloggers, you seem to refrain from the temptation to incite fear in order to get more hits (i.e. "Google stole YOUR emails, URLs and passwords ...").
    But as for the suggestions in your last paragraph - don't think that can happen. Privacy organizations won't allow it, but also - how would it even be possible? I imagine it costs Google a fortune just to obtain static pictures every few years. Who has the kind of budget that would allow more frequent updates?