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Honda Will Make Us Fatter

I know it is not Honda‘s intent to make us an even fatter world than we already are and are becoming, but it’s hard to not see this as an unintended consequence of a device that looks like it could do so much help for those who are physically disabled.

Just wait a few years, those thin women on the Honda U3-X Personal Mobility Prototype, if they won’t even walk around even for the simplest of activities like an art exhibit will just balloon up in weight over the years. Hopefully this will get marketed to those that physically can’t move around on their own as a means of mobile freedom and not just a mobile La-Z-Boy. This may be the first step on the road towards a Wall-E type future of human laziness. THANKS ASIMO!

If I am off the mark, let me know.



U3-X  wPersonal Mobility Prototype

June 16, 2010 11:01 am Posted by | clips, health, Japan, movies, robots, technology | Leave a comment

Japan’s Crazy Technology

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I always think that the US is extremely advanced technologywise… until I start hearing about anything going on in Japan. It always feels like they’re at least 15 years ahead of us, especially since they get 55megabit mobile internet which allows them to stream tv to their cell phones, but anyway, watch as Attack of the Show‘s (subscribe here) Kevin Pereira goes through the Yodobashi Electronics Store. Just look out for the Sharp Willcom D4 Mini-Computer which is already being sold there!

Enjoy, just watch out for the drool


November 30, 2008 4:07 pm Posted by | clips, Japan, podcasts, technology, tv | Leave a comment

Crazy Japanese Zoo Drill

There are just some times when you realize that the Japanese are crazy enough to prepare for anything. That’s the only thing I can think of after watching this Japanese rhinoceros drill at what I’m hoping is a zoo. My recommendation is just sit back and prepare yourself before watching this.

Thanks to Denise for passing the insanity forward! I know I’m speechless.


November 2, 2008 7:48 pm Posted by | clips, Japan | Leave a comment

Japanese Commute

I know that most everyone hates commuting to work, but I doubt that most people are treated this poorly on a daily basis while trying to get to work!

I’ve heard how bad rush hour can be in Japan, but I had never seen anything like this.

Thanks Best of YouTube for the above video (subscribe here).


April 10, 2008 11:05 pm Posted by | clips, Japan, podcasts, travel | Leave a comment