I have a terrible fear of Google Earth

by Dana
(Fort Wayne, Indiana)

For some reason, Google Earth freaks me out. It's completely irrational, but I can't zoom in too quickly (no, I don't believe at all that it is a fear of heights) or on any body of water. Also, I once zoomed in too much on the exact North pole, and the computer glitched and I could see THROUGH the 'Earth.' It was enough to terrify me, and I get shudders now just thinking about it. My heart skips a beat when I'm on street view, scrolling up and down the street, and the landscape not only stretches while it buffers to get a clear image, but a black, 'wall' appears before it's done loading. It makes me jump in my seat, cover my eyes, or turn it off altogether. This is the oddest fear I've ever encountered, and I don't understand it at all. Was there just some kind of quirk in brain development that made me fear 3-D buildings and mountains, pixel-y bird-eye-views, and interactive computer-generated graphics in general?

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