Google Earth on Safari

Google Earth illustrates the future present of Ambient Findability by intertwingling wayfinding and retrieval, enabling us to explore, navigate, and learn about the physical world. The geocoding of National Geographic's Africa offers yet another hint at where things are headed.

In this morning's five minute safari, I zoomed in on Madagascar, skimmed an article about paradise flycatchers, and quickly found myself in the Berenty Reserve, enjoying the acrobatics and fierce roars of the Verreaux's sifaka, the rare species of lemur that lives on the cover of my new book.