If there is one thing that is certainly impossible at this point in time, it would be time travel, as the most brilliant brains around have yet to “crack” this particular “code” to have us turn back the clock and change history. Well, pseudo-time travel might be a possibility, thanks to the folks over at Google who allows you to see how a particular place has changed in time as you explore Street View imagery in Google Maps for desktop.
Historical imagery from Street View collections in the past that date all the way back to 2007 have been compiled in order to deliver a digital time capsule of the world, as and where applicable. Whenever you see a clock icon appear in the upper left-hand portion of a Street View image, you can then click on it, moving the slider through time while picking a thumbnail to check out that very same place in the years that have gone by, or to see how it looks like in different seasons.
The wonders of modern day archiving lets you follow a landmark’s growth from the ground up, such as the Freedom Tower in New York City or the 2014 World Cup Stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil. No longer do you need to travel up to 88 mph in a DeLorean in order to turn back the clock. [Press Release]