The article “Google Earth helps discover rare hominid ancestor in South Africa” by Michael Jones matters because Google Earth is getting more and more advanced. A couple years ago Google Earth came out and the public was flabbergasted by the capabilities. Back then you could only see peoples homes from the top. Now you can see homes from the front, have 3D buildings, and much more. This article matters to the community, me, and the world because many people use Google Earth including myself and can only imagine what it will be like in 20 years. This article relates to our class because we used Google Earth for a project.