If you’re looking for a visual representation of China’s increasingly complicated relationship with the Internet, don’t miss Chinese search engine Baidu’s unbelievable response to Google Maps.
Today’s pick (which comes to us via Gizmodo) is a fantastically detailed, three-dimensional, navigable illustration of Beijing: a whole city, rendered down to the tiniest details, in pixels. The map is both true and untrue, and we can’t help but notice that this Beijing is curiously devoid of people—a real ghost town. Click on the red star to zoom in, and switch over to street view (the big bottom arrow in the thumbnail illustration above) to see for yourself: It’s like stumbling across a fictional “fact” in some futuristic novel.
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