Google Street View - childishly simple actually
Google’s Street View is slowly pictorially mapping the world, one street at a time, but it’s got a lot of people up in arms. They’re shrieking that their privacy is being invaded the roaming Street View cars and their evil snapping cameras.
Thankfully, Google Japan have lifted the lid on exactly how Street View is put together in this short film that’s worthy of one of Aardman Animation’s more syrupy moments. Aww, look, it’s all done by a cute ickle robot all on his own. There’s nothing sinister about any of this.
What you don’t see is the part where enraged residents of a sleepy village trap the camera car by barricading the only road to freedom before setting fire to the poor little chap as they all jump about clapping and laughing.