“Not much changing around here.” – Technology is proving otherwise.

It used to be the phrase of old timers (and bored younger folk) that nothing much is happening. Well, Google is providing the technology to offer a visual comparison. Earthengine.google.com is a time lapse of satellite imagery from 1984 – 2016 to see the changes in an area.
It might be a little bit grainy, but here’s a view of Effingham’s Industrial park in 1984 and today.

1984                                       2016
1984eff     2016_eFF

Some other cool images:

Las Vegas:
1984                                                        2016
vEGAS1984     vegas2016

Or Dubai:
1984                                                        2016
dubai1984     2016dubai

Pretty dramatic changes. Pretty cool technology. Check out the site to see time lapse for every year since 1984. The site allows the viewer to slow down or speed up the time lapse. Whatever the speed, it’s visual evidence that the world is changing rapidly.