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🎙️ #38 - Technology In Japan
Rick & Shaun discuss Japan's technology vision called Society 5.0, robots, bullet trains and technology toilets. Plus; super fast planes, driverless flying taxis, not so smart lights & Mika the robot.
🎙️ Ep38 of The Big Tech Little Tech Podcast
In the latest episode of Big Tech Little Tech, we discuss Shaun’s recent recce to Japan and the extent to which technology is integrated in every day life. It turned out to be a fun and enlightening episode about how technologically advanced Japan actually is, or isn’t!
We discuss the concept of Japan’s Society 5.0 and how it could shape the future of the nature with an ageing population problem. We cover a range of topics, from technological expectations and societal values to specific experiences with Japanese toilets and the bullet train, aka the Shinkansen.
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ATB, Shaun and Rick
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Tech Of The Week
Japan Talking Points
Introduction to Japan's technological reputation.
Expectations of robotics and innovation.
Discussion about Society 5.0.
Observations on cashless payments.
Comparison of societal values.
Positive experience with Shinkansen.
Rick's concluding Tamagotchi story.
Awards Of The Week
🐐 Shaun’s Goat Herd Award - Nanoleaf Xmas (Smart) Lights (that he can’t get to work!)
🦸 Rick’s Hero Of The Week - Mika, the robot CEO
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