Japanese people use to turn to technology for solutions to many of the issues of life, and now death too.
In Japan, a crowded country with a fast-ageing society, there is a shortage of final resting places, especially in the big cities. With a population expected to shrink by nearly 30 million people over the next 50 years, the funerals and graves market is very alive. The Ruriden cemetery, in Tokyo, is a hi-tech solution – multi-storey graveyards.
Faking a Holiday on Social Media
Nowadays in the Society of Simulations, it could be easy to give life to believable fake experiences using tools like Photoshop and Facebook.
Dutch 25-year-old Zilla van den Born made her family, friends and parents believe she went on a trip to Asia, while she was actually at home in Amsterdam, staging a five weeks holiday to Thailand, Cambodia and Laos from behind her desk.
Growing Crops with Video Projections
From food, to medicine, to material, it was plants that once guided human culture. Now that our culture is the most powerful force on the planet, how does it treat our green cousins? The Internet is awash with culture’s output, especially videos.
To recycle culture into fertilizer, the Raised on YouTube project aims to grow plants using only the dancing light and sound of algorithmically curated video.
Travel By Drone
Summer holiday season is almost here! Luckiest people might have already booked their vacation to a lovely chalet in France, a beach hotel in Spain, an amazing adventure in Asia or a chilled out week at a camping in Vinkeveen.
But for those less fortunate, without holidays, money or time, don’t be sad, you can always Travel By Drone!
How a Self-Driving Car Sees the World
Recently I got my drivers license, it took me a year and a half to get it so you can imagine I was pretty happy. It might sound like I’m a bad driver, but in Holland it’s not uncommon to take a lot of time to obtain the permit. Now I’m cruising the decorated highways of the Netherlands in my dad’s car. I learned to shift the gear, to steer and most importantly to drive safe, looking around and pay close attention to everything.
These days learning to shift gears is not necessary anymore, a lot of cars are automatic. And in the nearby future it might not even be required to get the driving license at all, if Google self-driving cars take over.