Japan

Long Live Death and the Economy

I recently wrote a novel (SHAMELESS PLUG ALERT: my novel is called Idempotency, published by Kindle Press!) about the forthcoming possibility of humans living extended lives. This is generally known as transhumanism. Aside from the obvious conclusion of HOLY SHIT ‘POCALYPSE!1!!1!, another ginormous and intractable impact from humanity livin’-la-vida-long-time will be economic. As people live forever, our population …

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I’m guessing the reviews for this anime robot on Amazon.JP are hilarious

First of all, check out the giant Kuratasu Starter Kit robot selling on Amazon.JP for 120 million yen right now. Then do the auto-translate feature of Chrome and enjoy these important bullet points on the product description: Weight about 5 tons, height 3.8m engine driven human four-legged giant toy robot (weight, height, changes in both optional) …

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A Sexless Japan

Interesting article on the lack of sex in japan. FTA: “It’s too troublesome,” says Kishino, when I ask why he’s not interested in having a girlfriend. “I don’t earn a huge salary to go on dates and I don’t want the responsibility of a woman hoping it might lead to marriage.” Japan’s media, which has …

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Nintendo admits WiiU is WiiDead

Interesting article on BusinessWeek about the state of Nintendo. The WiiU was really misguided. They should have iterated slightly on the Wii (HD, more precise controllers) before going all in on a new big idea. In some ways, I think their outside the box success of the Wii caused them to be overconfident on the WiiU. …

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