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Japan to Lead the Way in Singularity Dystopian Future

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Looks like the inevitable robot invasion may be coming sooner rather than later. A Japanese private security company by the name of Secom has begun to employ some very dystopian tech. Cute, friendly looking anime: AI Guards. The technological Singularity is coming to you soon, and it’s looking kawaii!

Japan is going full Psycho Pass with their very own robotic security force. These robotic guards will see use at businesses hoping to cope with the labor shortage currently facing Japan. Secom ultimately hopes their product can be used as receptionists and greeters as well as Security.

Helping Secom assume the role of Big Brother is a complex systems of Cameras and algorithms that can keep track of, whether an individual is hiding their identity or even acting unusually compared to prior patterns. The AI then calls the assistance of human guards to promptly handle the situation. 

Sadly, there is no word yet on whether robo-neko maids on the production schedule.

The Future of Love

How will they remember love?
How will they remember love?

Many people look upon those who express love for characters as having “given up” or “retreated from reality.” While it’s true that they have turned their backs on their fellow flesh-and-blood humans, it is woefully inaccurate to suggest they have “given up” on romance and love.

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One more step closer to jacking into terminals/decks/each other…Oops

Actually this has been done, but –

From ANN

Tokyo’s Akihabara District to Test Electronic Guides 

Akihabara, Tokyo’s shopping district for electronics and popular culture, will test a new electronic guide system that uses free IC (integrated circuit) cards and street-mounted data terminals starting October 19.

Ray’s take:  I figured it’d start in Akiba. Next thing you know, underground access terminals for information on cosplay enko, uncensored hentai live, and special service cosplay cafes…Oh wait, we each have an “underground terminal” right in our homes already…Have fun fighting over these cards!