It's been on the cover of a recent The Economist magazine (subscribers only, sorry). It's been tested in Tokyo's Ginza district (Tokyo Ubiquitous Technology Project). Now, what initially seemed more...

It’s been on the cover of a recent "The Economist" magazine (subscribers only, sorry).

It’s been tested in Tokyo’s Ginza district (Tokyo Ubiquitous Technology Project). Now, what initially seemed more like a sci-fi story is one step closer to becoming a reality. The Japanese government announced last Saturday that it is setting up a test zone for what they’re calling an ‘IT lifestyle’, where everything and everyone is connected wirelessly.

According to The Japan Times (reg. req.), "the government will set up a special zone next fiscal year to test "ubiquitous" Internet technology in situations as varied as providing medical services for the elderly, preventing car accidents and buying vegetables".

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