The movie below would be easy to dismiss as vaporware if it were not for the link to Brad Greenspan, co-founder of MySpace.co. As such it is possibly a first glimpse of a new age of graphics and virtual worlds rendered not on the clients machine but on remote servers in The Cloud.
Cloud based computing is currently taking over systems ranging from email to word processing and graphics packages with a number of big players offering Cloud based services. It is a logical leap to take the concept of social networks and virtual environments along the lines of Second Life and move the processing to a remote server farm. Logical it maybe but technically we are amazed and to be honest more than a little skeptical.
There is a lot of hype on this one, the original movie was pulled and then rehosted by Tech Crunch. Regardless of the authoritativeness of the movie any ability to render graphics in The Cloud is something to undoubtedly look forward to, especially if those city graphics are real…
Thanks go to Sean for the heads up on the post over at Tech Crunch.