Imagine watching a football match on a TV that not only shows the players in three dimensions but also lets you experience the smells of the stadium and maybe even pat a goalscorer on the back.
Japan plans to make this futuristic television a commercial reality by 2020 as part of a broad national project that will bring together researchers from the government, technology companies and academia.
The targeted “virtual reality” television would allow people to view high-definition images in 3D from any angle, in addition to being able to touch and smell the objects being projected upwards from a screen parallel to the floor.
Japan is making all the world’s sci-fi dreams come true.
From robotics, to 3D TV, to communication technologies to everything.
They’re already living in the future, using technology that the rest of the world including the US will only get after a few years.
The cool thing though is that no matter how far they move into the future, they still hold on tight to their past, history and traditions; making a successful and beautiful blend.
I totally respect them and would love to visit Japan someday. I wish I get to.