A Road Trip Timelapse From the Window of a Rocket


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What would it be like to ride a rocket at super high speeds just above a really long road?

That's the question Giacomo Miceli, a creative coder, computer scientist, and self-proclaimed entreprenerd from Rome, asked himself as a child. He decided to find out as an adult by using pictures from Google Street View.

He started on the project by taking timelapses during a road trip through Europe. Luckily, Google Earth came along and he was able to make his dream come true for a lot less money, and with a lot less pollution. In the Vimeo video above, Chemin Vert, you can join him on a ride across five continents, during all four seasons, at speeds that simulate 1,000 mph.

The view in the Vimeo above is what he calls regular. For a higher-quality video, you can go to his website. Be warned, you'll need a really large graphics card.

H/T: Devour

—Joe Spring