With the FIFA World Cup hitting Rio Brazil has become the stage where the world gathers to play out maybe the greatest game in all sport. Soccer (football) carries with it, in these championships, the hopes, and vivid colorful dreams of billions of fans.
Starting tomorrow with the Brazil versus Croatia match at Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, the sport’s fans can congregate over a super kickoff to FIFA 2014. But today internet users can feel the customs and culture of Brazil using Google streetview.
Exploring Brazil, in this way, is maybe the best way of “being there” without actually flying to Rio. At least where using a PC or tablet is concerned. Check out walking along Rua Tavares Bastos via Google below. You don’t have to be a visionary to fantacize about a future where real time interaction on such media will be possible. The Brazilians actually have painted the streets and the world of FIFA passion we’ve heard about.
Of all the tools Google or any tech company provides us with, Google maps and streetview, Google Earth too, may be the true wonders of the early 21st century. The capability to take us anywhere, to show us anyone or anything on our planet, and to do it interactively, this is one of humankind’s greatest achievements of the last 20 years. Enjoy the colorful people and streets of Brazil, and root for your favorite team at the FIFA World Cup