I only put the XXX in to get your attention.
Actually, I had a thought today. And, mind you it wasn't the first one I've had this month. I thought I'd pass it on to you guys et gals. Of course, if "I" had the idea, at least 3,475,911 other people have had it, too.
"What if" you had access to a super computer. A CRAY for example that does 60 bazzilion-quadrillion computations a nanosecond and has a hard disk to match. On this hard disk you have a program of a globe (Not flat like a Bill Gate$ product.)of the world. On this globe you put the earth scenery of every available aerial and satellite photo available through out the world (Which, incidently, the CIA has or should have already.). With the power of this super computer, one has the horsepower to get a resolution capable of every flightsimmer to see his/her own house when flying the 'hood.
Now the average flightsimmer needs to have access to the information on this machine (i.e., the super computer)without having to buy and store 60X10^10 CD disks. They do this with just the basic software to run the flight simulation program and a modem giving them access to the Internet. They go on line and - well you know the rest.
Costs to the simmer - assuming they already have a PC - are for the operating CD and a monthly fee to access the program on the super computer - Bill'$ going to get his bucks one way or the other.
So what possibilities does this offer?
You tell me!