Google proves Earth moves (and just about anyone inhabiting it)

Paranoid fits aside, Google is demonstrating incredible technology that will transform Google Earth from geolocation database to a virtual world and indispensable news-monitoring tool. Just imagine that in couple years, reading news will be nothing compared to zooming and staring at little manequins crowded at important events. Such as zooming over union strikes will show you how people on the strike move along the streets, accompanied with real-time news-flow from news sites and the mandatory censoring and manipulation of data by switching to simulated peaceful mode when the police squads are sent tasering people in sight.

If you had this technology today provided via Google Maps API, how would you use it?