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Harvard Student Goes On a Google Street View Cross-Country Tour

If you're going nowhere, why not go anywhere?

Uday Schultz, a 19-year-old Harvard sophomore thought that he should go on that voyage he dreamed of since middle school. He has always wanted to travel across the US, as any reasonable fellow would, he punched in Seattle and began "driving" his way back to Brooklyn. Well, the problem was that he didn't have a car and the COVID-19 is still ravaging the country. 

You would assume he'd be doing this "road-trip" out of boredom but apparently, that's not the case at all. He says he's looking at it kind of like a research project.

Schultz told Motherboard, tech division of Vice: “I didn’t think it would be a gigantic thing I would remember forever, but it has taken up a life of its own in that regard.”

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Schultz is passionate about energy, transportation, and industrial infrastructure, so he often makes detours to abandoned mines, grain silos, old railways, and such.
When asked by Aaron Gordon from Vice whether if it feels like he's really been to the places he's clicking through Schultz compared it to the current state of NYC. You can walk around the city but cannot go into any of the places, or as Schultz put it “You’re walkingaround this city, but you’re not able to interact with it.”
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