While there are several similar ideas in this category, there is nothing quite like this.
The new BorgCo animated globe is a must for any consumer who loves gadgets and has more money than sense (we anticipate gigantic sales in the USA and Japan).
When turned off, the Globe is a simple featureless
black sphere, supported on a set of gimbals allowing it to be rotated through 360 degrees in every orientation and also spun on its primary axis.
It is much more interesting if you turn it on, however.
Once it has booted up, various displays can appear. On first use, it will request to connect to a local WiFi service; once this has been done, the device is controllable from any suitably equipped device* such as a phone handset, tablet, desktop computer, or neural implant.
When initialized, the globe then downloads an image file from the BorgCo servers. The sphere then appears as a terrestrial globe.
At the click of a mouse, the globe will display the same image, but with the terminator clearly shown, and the dark side will show clusters of pinpoints of light showing the location of larger conurbations, forest fires, volcanic eruptions, and a particularly bright spot indicating Boris Johnsons arse**
The image will remain stable when the globe is tilted and rotated. The terminator will be correctly positioned according to the season of the year. As the moon phase changes, the dark side will be proportionately lighter or darker.
Using composited satellite imagery, real-time weather can be superimposed on the map.
Touching the surface of the globe brings up a menu. The image can be run forward or backward in time***, allowing (for example) the path of specific eclipses to be displayed.
For a small**** subscription, the user can download imaging from other celestial bodies such as the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and various minor moons and asteroids. For a slightly larger fee*****, planetary images from other star systems and time periods can be downloaded for example, Nedrol, the planet that used to exist between Mars and Jupiter (before the Lesser Interplanetary War).
We can even supply imagery of your planet as it appeared during periods of extensive glaciation (which was a particularly easy thing to do since its mostly just white) or a similar image of how it will be after the next major asteroid impact******.
*Only real computing devices are supported if you have an apple product, forget it.
**Visible even in the daytime.
***Covering +/- 10000 years from the current date.
****** POA and a binding confidentiality agreement, but that does include a pre-booking option for our Im a human, get me out of here ! evacuation service. Numbers are limited so book early, before [MB] block-books any more seats.