Walt Disney World Resort Lands on Google Earth: the Next Bes

http://youtube.com/v/aoIPBl9W4rU

OK… things area really moving forwad in the “virtual worlds” see what Disney is doing.

See more details in this page:

Now you can explore every inch of Walt Disney World® Resort in 3D, in Disney’s incredible Google Earth™ tour. With 3D views of all four Theme Parks and over 20 Disney Resort hotels, you can zoom down Main Street, USA®, fly around Cinderella Castle, explore Spaceship Earth and climb the Tree of Life.

This tour will transform how you plan your Disney vacation, offering attraction descriptions, videos and photos, and links to menus, event calendars, and tickets and reservations.

Just follow the download instructions below. Once in Google Earth™, select the Gold Mickey Ears icon to get the official Walt Disney World info.

Let your magical journey begin!

The Israerli Forum for Virtual Worlds: IBM Talk on Tech. and Bus.

Update: Please join us this facebook group.

I am happy to announce that the forming of the “Israeli Forum for Virtual Worlds.” This is a working group of the Israel Internet Association (ISOC-IL). We (Gur Shomron, and Yesha Sivan) are looking to build a community of people who are interested in various aspects of virtual worlds. This will be a real (ah ah) group… with virtual life…

Our speaker will be Eyal Levin from IBM — who will share with US IBM global interest in the field. (Eyal IS NOT in the picture. Picture Credit).

Details about the meeting here.

He will cover both technology and business. This will be a good place to start the discussion.
Soon — there will be call for speakers on the ISOC web site.

We are looking for a logo… so let us know what you think. See you there… (looking for Free tickets let me know… I may get some).

Harvard: Video game technology may help surgeons operate on beating hearts

There was an interesting news item about using 3D glasses to train heart surgeons. So all those days in Halo could make sense if you want to be a Doctor (see full report).

Surgery has been done inside some adults’ hearts while the heart is still beating, avoiding the need to open the chest, stop the heart and put patients on cardiopulmonary bypass. But to perform intricate beating-heart operations in babies with congenital heart disease or do beating-heart complex repairs in adults, surgeons need fast, highly sophisticated real-time imaging that allows them to see depth.
In an NIH-funded study featured on the cover of the June Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, cardiac surgeons from Children’s Hospital Boston report good results with a simple technology borrowed from the gaming industry: stereo glasses.