Google's at it again with crazy concepts that they want to bring to the real world. The company has created many products and services that we use every single day and cannot imagine the Internet without, but it definitely has much more up its sleeve. One of Google's most interesting research projects is Tango - a prototype smartphone that can capture 3D models.
The device is equipped with a state-of-art camera that can turn recorded picture into an interactive three-dimensional model. As you'd expect from a prototype, the model is not exactly pretty, but we bet the quality will improve over time.
Even now the technology is amazing. It may be a breakthrough for indoor mapping as well as an extremely handy tool for architects, decorators, and 3D graphics designers. We do not know when it will be available, but the possibilities with something like this are endless, literally. Who knows, maybe one day it will become a part of Google Maps and allow us to visit museums and art galleries without leaving the house?