Google sends Street View team to map the world's tallest building

By Shawn Knight
Jun 24, 2013
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  1. Google recently sent their Street View mapping team to Dubai to tackle the world’s tallest manmade structure - the Burj Khalifa. It marks the first time Google has captured a skyscraper using Street View and the first time Google has...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,149   +1,424

    And inside this monstrosity they have suits that go up to $50,000 a night.

    Built 100% by slaves of Dubai, to satisfy one man's ambitions, same way as the Egyptian pyramids and with the exact same sentiment.

    And to think that we have evolved since then...
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,551   +2,894

    Whats next, Google Blueprints?
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  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,149   +1,424

    Unwarranted cavity search.
  5. Dubai stands as a world class example of our global idiocy; dumping money into a location in-order to produce the world's most inefficient city ever.
  6. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,750   +1,105

    Hey, to be fair, of all the countries in the middle east at least the United Arab Emirates understands that oil isn't going to last forever. They're taking their oil money and creating a tourism destination so that when the oil dries up they'll still have a way to make money.
    Compare that to the other countries in the area, whose royalty spends the money on palaces and their own extravagant lifestyles.... when they're not financing terrorism.
  7. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,149   +1,424

    When the wells dry up they will be back to milking a donkey.
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,551   +2,894

    I hate to say this but when that day comes, we may all be milking that donkey together.
  9. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,149   +1,424

    And who will be the donkey?
  10. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,254   +222

    Certainly not me.

    Hmm, one day I must visit this all magnificent land of Dubai.
  11. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 810   +102

    Must have a lot of easy fire exits. Wouldn't want to have to run down so many steps to escape death. Survival will only take you so far lol
  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,551   +2,894

    That is where exit strategies with Google maps come in handy. lol
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  13. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Didnt Google buy a indoor mapping company? Or was that Apple or something?
  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,691   +1,879

    I don't see anything to distinguish this Dubai skyscraper with royalty in other middle eastern countries. When they run out of oil, they'll be able to rent out rooms in the new palaces, and start a tourism business of their own. Sort of like the whole of Great Britain.

    OTOH, how the heck will you get a jet to fly you to Dubai, without oil?:confused:

    Us all in the 'hood have this all worked out. When the oil runs out, we're going to learn to rope and ride our pitbulls.

    Now which one of you hardy souls wants to come over and give milkin' one of those bad a** mamas a try?:p
  15. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +2,034

    I hope the Google trolley mapped out exactly where the base jumping & rappelling equipment storage rooms are in case the building ever caught fire.
  16. Renrew

    Renrew TS Enthusiast Posts: 253   +19

    At least Dubai got something for their 13 Trillion, unlike the US where it evaporated into thin air.
  17. ReederOnTheRun

    ReederOnTheRun TS Booster Posts: 304   +62

    I'm getting the feeling working for the Google Street View team would be a pretty awesome job.
  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,691   +1,879

    Aw c'mon, admit it. You'd secretly like to be taken apart like a pharaoh, and put in canopic jars when you die. I'd think it beats getting sent up a smokestack.

    And that "brain whipper" they shoved up your nose, now that'd be quite a rush.:eek:

    And so ends our story. What have we learned, class? "Evolution isn't all it's cracked up to be". That's right kids, thank you and goodnight".

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