The 2020 Olympics Are Bringing the Future to Japan — And It Looks Pretty Rad

The 2020 Olympics Are Bringing the Future to Japan — And It Looks Pretty Rad
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The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo are gearing up to be the most high-tech one to date. 

The Olympics have come a long way from banning women spectators and allowing only men who spoke Greek to participate. Fast-forward thousands of years: Men, women and robots attend in kind, language barriers a moot point with real-time translation on hand. 

When thousands of the world's greatest athletes, along with a swarm of spectators, touch down in Japan in 2020, they'll encounter a robot village. Barriers of communication may be eradicated thanks to real-time apps, translating devices and high-speed 5G wireless connections. Getting from point A to point B can be done via hydrogen-powered autonomous taxis, superspeed mag-lev trains and algae-fueled aircrafts. People can look up into the sky and feast their eyes on manmade meteor showers.

It's a clusterfuck of the cutting-edge. 

Check out the infographic Futurism threw together:

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Melanie Ehrenkranz

Melanie is a writer covering technology and the future. She can be reached at melanie@mic.com.

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