So if you haven’t heard, Japan is looking to get the bid for the 2022 World Cup. If they win, plans are to use some crazy nanotechnology to augment reality and project holographic, real-time action of the games in stadiums, living rooms, and on cell phones around the world. This is some crazy/awesome/out-of-this world shit if you ask me.
I dream of the day when humanity doesn’t have to go anywhere to get what they want. Yeah, call me lazy or American but you’re telling me you wouldn’t love to just chill in the comfort of your own home and watch real-time sporting events on your living room floor, with nanotech goggles on, shooting out player profiles, zoom in features and old highlights, all with the ability to rewind and pause it.
Soon after we’ll be able to plug a cord directly into our brain and cut the goggles out completely. It would be like real life Avatar. But my main question after reading this article is: Could this be the slow demise of communities, sporting events, and life, as we know it?Will we be able to buy a shirt and have it instantly shot (obviously as a hologram) right onto our body? That would be pretty cool, but it would totally eliminate the human element of everything. There wouldn’t be 8.4 million people to bump into on the lovely streets of NYC. You wouldn’t have to sit next to sloppy Steve at the World Cup game (I mean you could but why even go to the stadiums at this point).
Clearly this is far out but I think this would be devastating. Not saying it wouldn’t be overwhelmingly amazing but come-on. What about the cheering, the fighting, the partying and everything else that comes along with professional sporting events? All gone, just like that. I guess only time will tell, so we will see.
They talk about all the possibilities of nanotechnology in the article as well. The possibilities are endless. Seriously. Like welcome to the Matrix everyone (never even saw the movie, but can only image the crazy technology they had in it). So what do my fellow baguettes think about this? Oh you too Monsieur.
By the way, this would have saved Monsieur a lot of baguettes if you know what I mean. He is making the trip to South Africa in a few weeks to watch the cup.
For your reading pleasure, here is the link to the article referenced in this post:
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