For the last few years I've been sketching out ideas for an online application to visualise time. I'm imagining an interactive timeline that lets you zoom in and out of any period throughout the entire history of the universe. In essence I want to do for the dimension of time what Google Earth has done for the exploration of the dimensions of space.

I've wanted to play with this thing for quite some time and to be fair, quite a few teams have had a go. I'll cover these projects in a future post but none of them have delivered quite what I can see in my head. It could be that one of the big search companies has something like this in the works already but as no-one is talking about it and I want to play with it now: I'm going to build it myself.