A story in Slate, This Picture Is Worth 1,000 Pictures.
Hyperphotos are to panoramic photos what Google Earth is to a globe. You
can keep clicking and zooming and clicking and zooming, seemingly
endlessly, until you find yourself on a dramatic balcony, looking up a
statue’s nose. (Try it on the image above. The more one zooms in; the
more real the image begins to seem.)