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Embedded Chips Talk To You In Tokyo

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posted on Mar, 6 2007 @ 12:01 PM
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Embedded Chips Talk To You In Tokyo


www.msnbc.msn.com

Downtown strollers looking for directions, store guides or historical tidbits will be able to get an earful without talking to anyone — thanks to 1,200 computer chips embedded around Tokyo's Ginza shopping district.

The information can be heard through earphones that pick up signals from chips stuck in cement, lampposts and subway-station ceilings. The 1 billion yen ($8.7 million) government-backed Tokyo Ubiquitous Technology Project spans several blocks.
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posted on Mar, 6 2007 @ 12:01 PM
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Pretty cool. You can get directions, without having to ask anyone. Every mans dream!

The article goes on to say:

"Japan is hoping the technology can be used to help to guide the elderly, the blind and the handicapped through city streets, Sakamura said."

This is a fascinating use of such technology.



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posted on Mar, 6 2007 @ 12:24 PM
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Indeed. And what makes this even better is that for once, the chips aren't inplanted into humans. Good thing



posted on Mar, 6 2007 @ 12:51 PM
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Originally posted by Swordbeast
Indeed. And what makes this even better is that for once, the chips aren't inplanted into humans. Good thing


You just said a mouthful. Just think as technology advances, chips could be imbedded in roadways. Cars could be built with sensors which would follow these chips, therefore bringing cruise control up to a who9le new level!



posted on Mar, 7 2007 @ 12:26 AM
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You just said a mouthful. Just think as technology advances, chips could be imbedded in roadways. Cars could be built with sensors which would follow these chips, therefore bringing cruise control up to a who9le new level!


Like they do in UK where there's plates scanners on all highways who record all cars destinations for 2 years? So they can know where you've been with your car for the last 2 years... Yeah...big brother doesn't exist.



posted on Mar, 7 2007 @ 07:53 AM
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It sounds like these will be a perfect compliment to the chips they will soon be planting in peoples heads. Yay! ...ain't technology great?



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