Why Japan's 2020 Olympics Will Revolutionize Tech
PCWorld.com reports that last month’s awarding of the 2020 Olympic Games to Tokyo could be great news for technology.
Pushed by a desire to showcase their expertise to the world, some of the country’s biggest companies are now targeting 2020 for the deployment of new technologies that could revolutionize mobile telecommunications, consumer electronics, automobiles and even the way people watch the Olympic Games on television.
In a series of presentations at the Ceatec 2013 electronics expo in Japan this week, companies outlined their plans for cell phones that transmit data 100 times faster than today, TV pictures with 16 times as much detail as current high-definition and cars that drive themselves.
They might sound like fanciful dreams, but consider what happened last time Japan hosted the Olympic Games.