Ever wanted to do the ultimate Trekkie roadtrip? Want to know the best route from the Aquarium from Star Trek IV to the Vulcan’s landing spot in Star Trek First Contact? Well now you can with Google Maps Star Trek Places (You can also see think links on GoogleEarth) has been showing off their Trek related goodies at their booth at Official Trek Convention in Vegas. Google has also launched a special website for Trekkies that allows fans to share Trek related artwork. IT News Online has a full breakdown of the technology behind Google’s new Trek themed sites and projects. Google seems to really love Trek, this is from their press release: “Wherever and whenever science fiction fans gather, an appreciation of technology – and alien visitations – can’t be far behind…While in Las Vegas to help celebrate Star Trek‘s 40th anniversary, the Google booth will showcase these science fiction scenes and structures, created by users, highlighting intergalactic life.”
Trolling the convention for future Scotties?
Google hasn’t gone to the convention just to show off their wares….AFP reports they they are looking for talent. They have recreated the set of the oringal Enterprise and they are using it like geek flypaper. “Google deemed the convention a prime place to search for talent because the fans tend to be tech-savvy, passionate, and in tune with the show’s theme of expanding the boundaries of human accomplishment”, said Google exec Micheal Jones.
can he wear his antenae to work?