After establishing "a simulation of everything," Governor added, Microsoft can integrate its simulations with other platforms, such as Virtual Earth.
It could, in the long run, turn into a remarkably realistic simulator for the entire world, accurate down to the location of details such as roads, waterfalls and even individual trees.
How will they do this? In part, by utilizing user generated content -- input from the masses can help create a extraordinarily accurate system, Governor wrote.
"If Microsoft gets the tooling right, can establish the right programming languages and standards, makes the world hackable, doesn't end up in a digital rights management rat-hole, and provides the right tools it could revolutionize a number of industries," Governor wrote.