Streetside View in Google Maps
Where 2.0: Google Launches Streetside View with Tech from ImmersiveMedia

Virtual reality took another step forward when Google showed off their “Streetside View” at the Where 2.0 conference. Using a slick Flash interface you can access a ground-view perspective of a mapped area. If we apply the Law of Accelerating Returns, the resolution of these images and the density of mapping will increase one thousandfold in a decade. Imagine dropping into an immersive video projection of a Paris boulevard cafe to have your next team meeting. It’s closer than you think.

No one can tell you about Street View, you have to see it for yourself.