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    Default Google Earth, Google Sky, Google Books...Is there a Google Life?

    Just wondered after I was unable to find a picture of a particular native plant online whether or not there exists an effort by any big company like google to categorise all living things on earth the same way they have done with aerial photography of the planet. It would be quite neat to have an interactive map (name, family, genus, etc. with at least a picture) showing all known life forms (species of plant, animal, etc.) and perhaps a history done in family tree style showing how we understand they have all evolved. Perhaps this would require more data capacity than google earth does even?

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    Default Re: Google Earth, Google Sky, Google Books...Is there a Google Life?

    The Encyclopedia of Life - http://eol.org/

    700,000 entries so far of the 1.9 million currently known, although nobody really knows an exact number. New plants are still being discovered and bacteria species are almost too numerous to count.

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    Default Re: Google Earth, Google Sky, Google Books...Is there a Google Life?

    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy perhaps? Not on Amazon as yet though.
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    Default Re: Google Earth, Google Sky, Google Books...Is there a Google Life?

    Which plant?
    FTW

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    Default Re: Google Earth, Google Sky, Google Books...Is there a Google Life?

    Google Knowledge Graph is what you're after

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    Default Re: Google Earth, Google Sky, Google Books...Is there a Google Life?

    Is there a life WITHOUT Google
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    Default Re: Google Earth, Google Sky, Google Books...Is there a Google Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by R2x1 View Post
    Is there a life WITHOUT Google
    Heh, I was going to say something much the same...
    Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready.

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    Default Re: Google Earth, Google Sky, Google Books...Is there a Google Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by R2x1 View Post
    Is there a life WITHOUT Google
    Silly question...

    It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument. -William G. McAdoo, lawyer and politician (1863-1941)

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    Default Re: Google Earth, Google Sky, Google Books...Is there a Google Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Winston001 View Post
    The Encyclopedia of Life - http://eol.org/

    700,000 entries so far of the 1.9 million currently known, although nobody really knows an exact number. New plants are still being discovered and bacteria species are almost too numerous to count.
    Worse is what I recently watched... apparently there are 40 times each human's body-weight in insects on this planet. The programme's suggestion was we eat insects!!!!! I personally ain't gonna try it... gimme a tomato any day! Or on occasion a McDonald's.
    Bugger the cancer. I'm suffering from terminal inertia.

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    Default Re: Google Earth, Google Sky, Google Books...Is there a Google Life?

    Just noticed the URL...

    EOL'd

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