Feb 172012

Announcing a New anthrobotic.com section:
Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

See, the thing is this – it’s already Friday already here in Japan – we’re 17 hours ahead of the western U.S., which means I totally live in the future. And because it’s already Friday already, I’m left with little time to provide something original or worthwhile before the weekend hits. So I aggregate!

Why Japan and J-Technology?
Well, I live here.
So I’m uniquely positioned to tell you about the future, because I’m in the future.
In Japan. And Japan has some of the best technology. See?

Your Source for One-Upping Other People Who Care About Technology
So, Japanese Technology from the Future Friday will be become a conduit of specifically Japanese technological news that’s a day ahead of half the world – which will make my readers super-informed well before the other dorks.

Real-World Example Conversation:
A: Tokyo Electron is probably going to drop
production by the end of next week.”

B: “Billy, they’re totally not – they’re
actually going to give it a bump.”

A: “Whatever to your face. How would
you even know that, Walter?”

B: “There is a man who lives in Japan, in the
future, and the J-Tech is strong with him.”

A: “What? Are you serious? How can that possibly work?!”
B: “See, Japan IS in the future, man.
It’s already tomorrow there already.”

A: “Oh my god.”
B: “Just read anthrobotic.com’s special section:
Japanese Technology from the Future Friday.”
A: “Wow, that sounds amazing. I should
go read that and click on ads, too!”

B: “Goddamn right you should.”

Later that day…

A: “Wow. You’re right.
The J-Tech IS strong with that one.
The WordPress, not so much.”

B: “Billy, shut your mouth.”


Okay, here’s how it’s going to look:
::Japanese Technology from the Future Friday – February 17, 2012::
High Tech Japanese Robot Puppet Avatar Thingy

Sony Developing Pay-As-You-Go Electrical Outlets

Japanese Gaming Industry Relies Heavily on External Tech

Japanese Electronics Companies are Losing a Ton of Money

On future installments I’ll of course have something to say about each story, and there will normally be 4-5, sometimes more. We’ll see how goes the news! Thanks for reading – and hey, perhaps someday I’ll do some actual reporting here in Japan!

Live from the future, that is all!

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