Peres at Google

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Israeli President Shimon Peres wrapped up a three-day tour of Silicon Valley on March 8 with a visit to Google headquarters.  Google  founder  Sergey  Brin personally hosted Peres.

At the start of his visit, Brin surprised the president with a virtual trip back to his childhood stomping grounds in Eastern  Europe,  using a three – dimensional Google  Earth display.

The virtual visit — spread over five giant screens — began in Wiszniewo,  Poland  (now Visnieva, Belarus),  the city where Peres was born.

Greatly moved, Peres asked his host to glide over to Valozhyn, the town where his parents were born. Peres then pointed out  the  location  where his family’s  house  had been,  as well as  where their synagogue had stood.

Brin then upped the ante and took the president on a virtual trip to the moon, where they viewed a virtual  model of the  Apollo 11  spacecraft, and then sped off  to Mars.
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(via The Algemeiner, video infolive.tv International)

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