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Technology Ready, Set … Gold!


These are some of the ways Tokyo plans to use technology to host the 2020 Olympics:

• wind and solar energy to power the stadiums
• recycled cell phones converted into medals
• driverless taxis; guests will use their smartphones to unlock doors and pay fees
• install solar roads
• use robots to translate Japanese for foreign guests and carry bags for those who are disabled or elderly (see photo above)

Adapted from an article by the World Economic Forum.

Buddhist Seminar at Columbia