Sunday, February 22, 2009

Valley Buzz: Google Finds Mythical Lost Cities

"it’s a pretty quiet day in Silicon Valley and the way pink slips, pay cuts, and disappointing profits have been going of late, that may be a good thing. Top of the buzz online is—I’m not kidding—Google may have found the lost city of Atlantis. Yes, the one we last heard of from in 9000 BC when it sank, according to Greek philosopher Plato. The new Google Ocean project is mapping the worlds seas, and it has apparently found a network of criss-crossed lines that look like an birds eye view of a city under water. And according to Atlantis experts (Yes, that’s a job apparently), the site just off the Canary Islands is one of the possible sites the island could have been. Now, mapping Atlantis isn’t going to do much for Google’s revenues, shareholders. But come on, you have to admit it’s pretty cool to find a city whose existence we’d relegated to Disney movies."

Here is another from CNET: 

"From what it sounds like, a British aeronautical engineer was playing around with the new Google Earth 5.0, which includes undersea data, and noticed something funny off the coast of Africa, about 600 miles west of the Canary Islands, that resembled a pattern of a street grid. According to the United Kingdom's Press Association, the pattern of streets equated to an area the size of Wales.
In case you've had more important things to read about for the past few thousand years, Atlantis was a legendary island city first mentioned by Plato, allegedly a hard-core naval power located somewhere near North Africa that disappeared when it sank into the ocean. Guess global warming was a problem back then, too."

1 comment:

Pete said...

Dude... The Sci-Fi Channel must be kicking themselves for canceling Stargate Atlantis now... Right when it actually gets discovered!! lol

Great site - keep up the good work!