I'd also like to open the possibilities for developing a realistic virtual earth STEM field site and classroom
(conceptually in something like Google Street View/Earth/Maps with TIME SLIDER with OpenSim in all 8k languages and at the atomic (nano) and cellular (neuronal) levels in addition to the street view level),
with potentially its massive data streams from all over the world,
some real time, much with artificial intelligence,
as well as protect people in scientific experiments and social science studies in ways that would meet Internal Review Board ethical and STEM standards for protection of subjects+ in the SOFTWARE itself,
and collaborating with Stanford, and Google especially, networks, could make this real and happen.
Such a realistic virtual earth would be WIKI, so scientists, STEM researchers, and travelers, for example, as well, could add their data ( re ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy ) in any language, and hopefully much data emerging out of CC Wikidata and via CC World University and School.
(Google has much experience with this with its Google cars and earth and mapping projects).