Google Street View is one of the cooler Google services, even if primarily used for our own humor. Now they've combined it with a 360-degree viewing room to form the "Google Street View Holodeck."

Looking at Street View through the monitor is one thing, but since the pictures are taken in a 360 degree format, what's preventing them from being viewed that way? Enter the Google Street View Holodeck, a series of vertically oriented LCD screens mounted in a circular room in the Googleplex and programmed to display scenes from around Mountain View in a pseudo-holodeck-like experience. "Drive" down the road and all the screens move appropriately. Pretty neat, we'll admit, but we're surprised Google didn't use a projection dome and multiple overlapped projectors for a more realistic experience. Wonder if you have to wear your Star Trek uniform when you go in there? [Search Engine Land]