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A Peek into the Future

A Peek into the Future
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From time to time, NTT Docomo, Japan's largest mobile carrier, releases a video depicting its vision of the future. Docomo's latest video shows how mobile technology will make life safer,...

Guy Brighton
  • 29 may 2007


From time to time, NTT Docomo, Japan’s largest mobile carrier, releases a video
depicting its vision of the future. Docomo’s latest video shows how
mobile technology will make life safer, more convenient, and more
comfortable. In their vision, among other things, people will wear
glasses with GPS, tracking systems will prevent children from getting
lost, security robots will take care of your house, and you will buy
your veggie using your mobile (they seem obsessed with this idea).

Although
all this could be quickly dismissed as corporate PR or an overly
optimistic view of the future, We remember seeing one of these videos
some years ago and saying ‘yeah, right’. It was a video showing the use
of video calls. Today video calls are pretty common over 3G networks,
so don’t dismiss this vision just yet as some of these features might
very well become reality in the future. Who knows, one day you will
even buy your veggie using your mobile. Watch the video here.

P.S.: If you happen to be in Japan, you can arrange a tour to Docomo’s R&D Center, in the city of Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture. we haven’t been there ourselves but they have an exhibit called WHARF (Wealth, Human Activity and Revolution for the Future) that looks interesting. We guess the name says it all.

Contributed by Nelson Kuniyoshi

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