Most people who follow robotics and exoskeletonry are aware of the superannuated surge projected for the Japanese population in coming decades, and the governmental plan to mostly have robots look after the burgeoning blue-rinsed hordes. This will free up the relatively few folks of working age left in the land of the Rising …
...Wore this suit. Fortunately, the aliens in *her* time had concentrated orange juice for blood, and sported paperboard armor.
As I understand it, Japan doesn't "forbid" immigration. It does, however, make it very difficult to do so. You basically have to show that you're more Japanese than the most tradition-bound Japanese known by the inspectors. Bribes also help. Allegedly.
until the Japanese porn industry gets one of these suits.
Export to america!
It will also help the average fatso to waddle to his oversized SUV and go stock up on extra fats & carbs at the cash & carry? This increases the market considerably!
Does its weight count as clothes, prosthetics or hand luggagge by the way?
Actually, this is an entirely new market for airlines
In effect, the airliners will become one big cargo bay with attach points for the robotic frames. Nor more seats needed !
Of course, a little rethink of onboard display panels will be needed - maybe make them WiFi and portable, and attach them to the frame in front of you ?
In any case, it will be the dawn of a new era, one where the words "human cattle" will finally be fully justified !
Huzzah for the future ! It's tomorrow's Baron Harkonnen coming to a seat near you !
Japan doesn't forbid immigration. They encourage it.
- Apple's spamtastic iBeacon retail alerts launch with Frisco FAIL
- Submerged Navy submarine successfully launches drone from missile tubes
- Cache in the Attic El Reg's contraptions confessional no.2: Tablet PC, CRT screen and more
- Pix Astroboffins spot HOT, YOUNG GIANT where she doesn't belong
- Developer unleashes bowel-shaking KILLER APP for Google Glass