There seems to be a lot of weird coming out of Iran lately. Just a couple days ago, they announced that Iranian scientists developed a time machine (that they weren’t making public for fear of the Chinese stealing their technology). Yesterday, they announced that they had developed an “Islamic Google Earth“:
The system will be an “Islamic Google Earth,” according to Mohammad Hassan Nami, Iran’s minister for information and communications technology. It will go by the moniker “Basir,” which means “spectator” in Farsi, and it reportedly will be ready for launch in the next four months.
Google Earth merely feigns providing a service, Nami said, but is actually used by security and intelligence organizations to obtain information from foreign countries.
What exactly will be different about the “Islamic” 3D map, Nami didn’t say.
What better way to make it perfectly clear how differently you see the world?