Japan’s technological edge

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Japan, today, has a demographic problem where over 22% of their population consists of senior citizens. In order to make the lives of senior citizens better and enable them to move around and do more work than they physically can, engineers in Japan have invented a robotic suite that can be worn around a person’s arms or legs and it allows the old and physically challenged to walk and use their limbs far better than they could otherwise.

Japan has come up with an innovative technological solution to a challenge faced by the country and this is one of the many things that truly make Japan one of the most efficient countries in the world.

And what have we been doing? We’ve been busy building statues, neglecting education, banning books and films, punishing cartoonists, curbing the Internet, and ridiculing ideas that most of the uneducated population does not understand. It’s like we have no real problems.

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The new iPad – Black or White?

Oh my God!!

I think I am going to go crazy trying to decide whether to buy the new iPad BLACK or WHITE. Yes! You read it right. Since last few weeks, I’ve been contemplating which model (Wifi or Wifi+4G), which config (32GB or 64 GB) to buy. Once I decided to go for Wifi+4g, 64 GB model, I went to the store last night to finally buy it.

BUT. Solid confusion set in the moment I looked at the iPads. Black or White? Shit! Stuck again. I had decided for White beforehand and there was no question in my mind about it, but somehow it struck me that the White model on display had become quite dirty and somehow the elegance of the white, as seen on so many websites and ads, was totally lost. I couldn’t understand if the white would really look as great as I thought?

My sister was with me and suggested me to buy the white one only, since my mobile (Samsung Galaxy s2) is already completely black, and the black iPad would just look the same style. She was right and I gathered enough courage to stick to my initial choice of White.

Disaster struck when the store told me they were out of White ones. Hell!! Back to black. Now what? More confusion!! I couldn’t make up my mind. After all, I was about to spend 51,000 Rupees (it is much more expensive in India than it is in US) on a device in which I was not even getting the one color I had little confidence on.

So, I gave up completely and came back home, asking the store to inform me again when the White one is in stock. It’s an awful experience trying to decide this color because:

1. White is Nice and unique. Black is just like my current mobile.
2. White gets dirty easily, Black stays black.
3. White is distracting when watching pictures or movies, Black dissolves in the surroundings.
And the worst reason:
4. I want White. Maybe I should buy Black.

Back to square one!

Please guys, save me from this dilemma and help me decide by voting below. I cannot take this indecision anymore.

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