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Get Ready for IPS: Like GPS, Except the Signal Is Coming FROM INSIDE THE BUILDING

via metro.co.uk

Of all of Google’s bleeding edge projects and technologies–say cars that drive themselves or the Internet on your goddam face–there’s only one Marissa Mayer described as futuristic during a recent Q&A at the 92nd Street Y: Indoor positioning systems. Google has already implemented the technology, which lets you locate yourself inside a building, on Google Maps for Android at Macy’s flagship store (using the building’s floor plan and Wifi readings) and all the transit stations in Tokyo.

“Even though I helped build it,”┬áMs. Mayer told the crowd, “It’s like scifi!” Read More