“Google Earth / Street View will become a video gaming platform, where users can play Grand Theft Auto-like games virtually in their own neighborhoods. Users will be able to upload GPS-coupled renderings of the insides of buildings. Users will allow others to virtually enter their homes, to pass beyond the public Street View by entering a code serving as a key to unlock their front door.”
Google engineers are encouraged to spend 20% of their work time on whatever projects that interest them. More mobile phones will have the ability to take location-tagged pictures. Peoples' willingness to upload personal information to the Internet will expand along with interesting uses of that information.