I came across this amusing online game, (Thanks to the Yogscast) and I was addicted. Geoguessr is a clever internet game that plomps you down at random, somewhere on the globe. It uses Google maps street view so you can explore the location and find out where you are. Just like this picture…
Now… you have to make a guess as to your location on the planet. This one was rather tough. (ended up being in Brazil). I prefer places like these… city views to explore. You can literally “drive” around the town to take a peek.
You have five different locations each gives you points depending on how close your are to the actual location. It’s quite fun, be prepared to be addicted.
A fascinating article from the BBC, about redefining our identities. The topic of how technologies have changed our societies has always intrigued me, and I dare say, this article offers an interesting bite-size piece to launch the topic.
How does the internet, Facebook, Twitter, Online games redefine who we are? What we are? Does it increase our sociability or separate us even more? These are questions we need to ask ourselves. There is no going back to the days of paper letters, but does it necessarily mean that we lost some of our connectivity with fellow humans? Or is it simply a new phase of communication?