Google is once again at its best, its next innovation which once again explains the 20% off the job project is a run away, Students from the Arizona State University aimed to create a new 3D virtual chat room which uses the behemoth’s products for its 3D chat room, here users can enter rooms of 20 and design their own environment and use youtube video’s and picasa photo’s. Lively tries to make the conversation more realistic and dimensional by adding avatars and have branded virtual scenes.
Here is the website http://www.lively.com of the Google lively, though a part of Google labs the site does give some good information,
For people who would live to know more about Lively here is the Article in the NewYorkTimes http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/09/technology/09google.html?fta=y
It could seriously change the way chatting would be done, imagine the yahoo search engine and the Gtalk which was pretty plain could now be a new 3D device with virtual surroundings. For all thats there its going to be a lively experience after all.