Googles deal with Improbable, is more than probable. It's project: angell.
The next endeavor into the virtual world for google is a strategic partnership with Improbable. The firms goal is to recreate the real world, in VR.
Virtual Reality is truly shaping our world. For several years I have alluded to "the digital preservation of memories." The true purpose was to have a one-line elevator pitch for the real goal: Preserving this world, and virtual worlds, on a single platform.
By creating a copy of this world, through crowd-sourced content, we create the first leap towards having a primary save point. Much like a video game, this save point will give future generations a return point for exaptations and innovations to come.
Check out the article from MIT here: https://www.wired.com/2016/12/googles-improbable-deal-recreate-real-world-vr/?mbid=psocial_techreview