Sunday, 18 July 2010

"Revealing Japan's low-tech belly"

Interesting article here called "Revealing Japan's low-tech belly". For many, Japan is a nation at the forefront of all new technology, but once you've spent a bit of time there, you'll realise that's not really the case. Yes, they are ahead in some areas (touch screens in restaurants to order your food from, or baths that monitor and adjust the temperature of your water), but they are years, even decades behind in others (a reliance on cash over credit cards, or little central heating). Add to that a rapidly ageing population and many people would be surprised that Japan isn't as hi-tech as it portrays itself. But in some ways, this lack of reliance on technology is refreshing, and I still maintain it's the most comfortable and easiest place to live in the world.

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