The terrestrial globe is connected with information from Google Earth and has a touch-screen-surface for zooming in. You can enable different overlays like weather for example or a news-overlay that shows armed confilcts as a heat-map. Whenever a conflict in the world arises, that spot would be marked orange, while ongoing conflicts with heavy losses are marked red.
Arguments: You could argue, that such a globe is unnecessary, because you can access Google Earth by computer. But the difference is for one thing that such a globe is always on, so you can always have a quick glance and get informed about news in the world. For another thing the globe is more easily operated. You can easily spin it and the touch-screen lets you zoom-in with your fingers.
Hi Sisu, thanks for your comment!
Looks amazing indeed. Cool would be to have geo-data mapped onto the globe (e.g. gross domestic product per person), and then zoom into the globe for detail-information per region.