Destroy the World in WebGL
For those who like destroying things, there’s a demo that will let you destroy the world by using any device with a browser. Built with Three.js technology, “World” is an experiment in creating a breakable 3D world by Marpi, Technical Director and Creative Developer from San Francisco.
World starts out with a view of Earth, a lone planet floating peacefully in deep space. It somehow reminds you of Carl Sagan’s ruminations on the Pale Blue Dot photograph of the Earth. You can spin the earth and look for your country and review your geography. But you are not there to reflect on the mysteries of life and the universe. You’re there to bring about Armageddon, blow the planet to smithereens, send it to kingdom come (okay, you get the idea).
So you go and click (or tap on your mobile device) to break the earth to pieces. And you click and click again until nothing about it is recognizable as a planet. The more you click, the farther away the pieces of the destroyed planet are scattered. Stop clicking for 5 seconds, and the world gets back to its normal round self, as if nothing befell it. We don’t really know what will happen if you click continuously for extended periods of time. Will the pieces keep on moving farther away? Will they reassemble?
Try the demo here, and tell us what happens after a gazillion clicks (we only got as far as a zillion).