While there’s always plenty of chatter about how Google is innovating, there’s also tons of amazing things happening over at Microsoft as well. I’ve had a lot of people feedback to me that they would like more in-depth Blogging about what my TED experience was really like. Frankly, it’s hard to put it into words (or a Blog posting for that matter). As new TED Talks emerge, I’ll be sure to highlight the ones that made me raise an eyebrow.
The launch of the Microsoft Worldwide Telescope at TED 2008, definitely caught my attention. It’s another great example of how the Internet and Web-based applications are changing the way we learn and connect.
Here’s how the TED website explains the Roy Gould And Curtis Wong – WorldWide Telescope seven-minute presentation:
"Science educator Roy Gould and Microsoft’s Curtis Wong give an astonishing sneak preview of Microsoft’s new WorldWide Telescope – a technology that combines feeds from satellites and telescopes all over the world and the heavens, and weaves them together holistically to build a comprehensive view of our universe. (Yes, it’s the technology that made Robert Scoble cry)."
You can also grab a hi-def version (definitely worth it) here: TED – Roy Gould And Curtis Wong – Microsoft WorldWide Telescope – Hi Definition.
You can learn more about this amazing project here: Microsoft WorldWide Telescope.