caseorganic says (my bad paraphrase follows) the internet compresses information, like a public bus compresses space. which is one way to look at using a powerful search engine or traveling at speed.
The sword of omens gave lion-o the ability to see at great distances. the friend-radar android app gives a similar super-power. it can make an entire city neighborhood transparent so that the one person you're looking for shows up in your field of view. as long as your field of view is the screen of the tmobile G1.
I'm trying to come up with a name for the android app. 'FriendVision' is a bad name but descriptive. FriendRadar is also bad but descriptive. Something about vision or vision at a distance.