Google’s new AR toy fulfills the childhood dream of digging a hole to the other side of the Earth | The Verge

Screen_Shot_2021_04_07_at_11.15.28_AM.0 Google’s new AR toy fulfills the childhood dream of digging a hole to the other side of the Earth | The Verge
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If you’ve ever wondered where you’d end up if you were to transport directly to the other side of the Earth, Google now has a browser-based AR toy that lets you find out. It calls the site Floom, and the experience is pretty simple: you point your phone’s camera at the ground, tap the little tornado object, and it will show you a hole to the other side of the Earth. Then you can open that location in Google Earth to take a look around.

Testing it out was kind of a joy, and I have discovered that, depending on where I am in my house (and how I have my phone angled), I’m directly above either the Middle East, New Zealand, or the Antarctic.

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