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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.
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!