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Japan Promises an Ultra-High-Tech 2020 Olympics

samzenpus posted 1 year,15 days | from the bring-on-the-robots dept.

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jfruh writes "When Japan first hosted the Olympics in 1964, it was a platform for the country to showcase that it was a first-rate technical nation, with brand new bullet trains for visitors and the games broadcast in color via satellite for the first time. Japan's tech industry is already preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Games, with Japanese companies promising ultra-high-def TV, super-fast cell phone networks, and autonomous self-driving cars on the roads."

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What about japanese sex robots (2)

starworks5 (139327) | 1 year,15 days | (#45061797)

I mean we all know that's why they create lifelike looking robots, instead of producing roomba's or drones.

Re: What about japanese sex robots (1)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45062033)

Shut up and take my money.

Can......not.......wait.

Re:What about japanese sex robots (4, Funny)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062187)

I mean we all know that's why they create lifelike looking robots, instead of producing roomba's or drones.

From the stories I've heard about what goes on in the Olympic Village, the sex-bots would be superfluous.

Re:What about japanese sex robots (4, Funny)

techno-vampire (666512) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062219)

They're probably waiting until they get the tentacles working correctly.

Re:What about japanese sex robots (1)

FilmedInNoir (1392323) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062261)

They'll have cameras that go up inside your ass when ever you sit down, if that's what you mean. Assuming they want to out do the Russians.

Re:What about japanese sex robots (1)

Plazmid (1132467) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062529)

Actually, part of the reasons for the Japanese making humanoid robots are:
1. Humanoid robots are good for advertising because people think they are cool and they're good for showing off technology made by a particular company.
2. Japanese companies own a pretty big share of the industrial robotics market, not only that, they tend to be pretty forward thinking. So you'd better believe that they're trying to crack the robotic worker problem.
3. A lot of Japanese engineers grew up watching Astroboy.

Now, I'm willing to bet that the Japanese will have a humanoid robot carry the Olympic torch, and not only that, I'll bet they're gonna have it run with the torch.

Re:What about japanese sex robots (0)

paiute (550198) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062585)

4. The demographics of Japan are many old people and few young people and they don't want to let any dirty Koreans in to do elder care.

Re:What about japanese sex robots (2)

spire3661 (1038968) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062591)

I doubt the last part. The games are about HUMAN athleticism. Giving a robot the torch is off-theme in a big way.

Re:What about japanese sex robots (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45063937)

Japanese companies promising ultra-high-def TV, super-fast cell phone networks, and autonomous self-driving cars on the roads

This is like saying Intel promises faster chips in 7 years...well DUUUH?
Besides, everything listed already exist, and obviously they would be developed further in 7 years time.

super-fast cell phone networks (1)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | 1 year,15 days | (#45061839)

Only $30-$50 a meg if you are roaming

Re: super-fast cell phone networks (1)

Arancaytar (966377) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062511)

Or you can get the bargain rate of .05$ per bit! :-D

8k (1)

AmiMoJo (196126) | 1 year,15 days | (#45061855)

NHK has promised 8k in time for the show. 8k resolution, 120fps. Hardly anyone outside Japan will have a tv capable of displaying it.

Re:8k (1)

h4rr4r (612664) | 1 year,15 days | (#45061867)

Not sure about that.
4k tvs are already becoming quite affordable, in another 7 years 8k might well be.

too bad NBC likely will not have much 4K / 8K (1)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | 1 year,15 days | (#45061981)

What NBC Channels will be in 4K / 8K??

Maybe NBCSN?? But likely not for CNBC / MSNBC / NBC OTA / ETC. Also it's 2013 and the comcast cable systems are still MPEG 2 HD.

Re:too bad NBC likely will not have much 4K / 8K (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45062105)

The pirates will have 4k / 8k, while old media will be left in the dust as usual.

Re:too bad NBC likely will not have much 4K / 8K (2)

CastrTroy (595695) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062207)

Exactly. These new formats cannot exist without a transmission medium. I mean, they could have direct streaming to computers, but how many people around the world have connections that would be useful with 8K video? Even if your connection was fast enough, you'd blow through your bandwidth cap in no time trying to watch 8K video. 4K TV is already over the top, because the there is no delivery mechanism for getting content to the 4K TV. In 7 years, you'll be lucky if there's ubiquitous 4K TV let alone 8K TV. I'm still using a standard def TV.

Re:too bad NBC likely will not have much 4K / 8K (1)

Jeremy Erwin (2054) | 1 year,15 days | (#45064721)

Bandwidth cap? Caps went out with buggy whips.

Re:too bad NBC likely will not have much 4K / 8K (1)

geekoid (135745) | 1 year,15 days | (#45064813)

Band caps? still using standard def? Connection can't be used with 8k?

"because the there is no delivery mechanism for getting content to the 4K TV"several countries are broadcast 4k right now, including the US. Yes it's only in one area, just like any other roll out starts.
Comcast is rolling out its 4k system.

OK gramps, it's time you realized that you have been outpaced. Now go enjoy you 8 bit game, or SImon, or whetever the hell you old people play while the rest of us talk, mkay? yes, yes, i heard the story about how in your day you made due with only 2 gigs of RAM.

Re:too bad NBC likely will not have much 4K / 8K (3, Insightful)

h4rr4r (612664) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062221)

None of those.
Besides watching the pirate version will be far better. The *NBC channels do that dumb docudrama thing when anyone but the USA is competing. No one wants to watch that shit, show more sports.

Re:too bad NBC likely will not have much 4K / 8K (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45064463)

Not defending it, but in Japan the Japanese channels do that dumb thing when anyone but Japan is competing. You have no idea how much olympic judo and table tennis I have watched...

Re:too bad NBC likely will not have much 4K / 8K (1)

geekoid (135745) | 1 year,15 days | (#45064823)

Actually, it looks like the FCC is going to loosen up some of it's restrictions on Broadcast TV. so there is hope.

Re:8k (1)

AmiMoJo (196126) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062561)

8k isn't just a resolution bump though, so the transition will be harder than it is for 4k. No current form of video compression is really suitable for over the air transmission of 8k. No current or planned disc format supports it. Even the video cameras that film it are very different - for example there can't be any manual focusing because a human will never get it good enough by eye alone, it needs to be automatic.

Anyway, TV manufacturers have to milk 4k for all it's worth first.

Re:8k (1)

ackthpt (218170) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062019)

NHK has promised 8k in time for the show. 8k resolution, 120fps. Hardly anyone outside Japan will have a tv capable of displaying it.

Laughable. My brain implants give me better resolution than that. Just ask the the wizards at Sirius Cybernetics Corporation.

Now if only I could get something done about these arthritic diodes...

Re:8k (1)

stdarg (456557) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062205)

Hopefully Japan will commit to providing live streaming of all events over the Internet at 8k! That would be awesome and impressive.

Re:8k (1)

AmiMoJo (196126) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062481)

Unfortunately every other county's internet would then melt.

Re:8k (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45062539)

The problem with this idea is that the chief purpose of the Olympics is to sell coverage rights to the media. The IOC sues people into the ground over infringing these IP rights. There is no way they'd allow something like this.

Re:8k (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45062777)

Nice to see that there is still one country genuinely trying to advance the state of the art, rather than coming up with excuses about why things aren't possible.

Re:8k (1)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45063415)

It is nice seeing something state of the art at the Olympics in something other than security, surveillance, and human restraint/detention systems.

Re:8k (3, Interesting)

geekoid (135745) | 1 year,15 days | (#45064761)

Japan isn't as technologically forward as people seem to think, especially in business. They still us the fax machine more then email, and good luck finding an ATM you can use if tyou are out of your area.

Get ready... (5, Funny)

msauve (701917) | 1 year,15 days | (#45061861)

All events will involve Wii-motes.

How much satellite bandwith is there to cover UHD (1)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | 1 year,15 days | (#45061863)

As right now Dish and directv will be hard pressed to offer 4K with out putting a lot more birds up.

Re:How much satellite bandwith is there to cover U (1)

Jeremy Erwin (2054) | 1 year,15 days | (#45061949)

That's what h.265 is for. Same bandwidth required but higher resolution. Or alternatively, same resolution, but a fraction of current speeds.

Are you happy with how the satellite companies molest the signal?

Re:How much satellite bandwith is there to cover U (1)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062087)

But in the same time that Directv when from MPEG 2 HD to MPEG 4 HD most cable systems are still on MPEG 2 with loads of old HD boxes still in use.

Re:How much satellite bandwith is there to cover U (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45062017)

I'm sure the fiber providers don't mind seeing the sat companies come up a bit short.

and the satellite systems have more covage also (1)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062063)

and the satellite systems have more covage also fios has the over compressed iN DEMAND feeds for out of market sports.

Also fios has hit the QAM wall and is now moving to MPEG 4.

Re:How much satellite bandwith is there to cover U (3, Interesting)

gstoddart (321705) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062093)

Well, judging by the fact that my cable company routinely scales stuff down to 720p (or worse in some cases) and calls it high-def, I'm sure some marketing idiots will just come up with their own definition for UHD and claim they're delivering it.

To be honest, I figure 4k and 8k TV is many years away from widespread adoption. My current TV is only about 2 years old, and I have no interest in replacing my stuff because the movie companies think they can get even more money out of me.

I'd be more interested in higher resolutions for my computer monitor than my TV.

SpaceX to the rescue (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45062175)

If SpaceX gets its way, getting satellites up there will be much less expensive.

No lie . . . (4, Funny)

PeeAitchPee (712652) | 1 year,15 days | (#45061871)

. . . last time one of my friends visited Tokyo, he spent two hours (jokingly) asking directions to the Godzilla Victims Memorial. ;-)

Re: No lie . . . (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45061947)

Things that didn't happen

Re:No lie . . . (1)

NoNonAlphaCharsHere (2201864) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062055)

Last time one of my friends was in Green Bay, he spent two hours asking directions to the Fudgepackers museum.

Re:No lie . . . (1)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45062429)

Did he find it? I have often marveled at the speed and efficiency of Wisconsin's confectionery logistics operatives.

Re:No lie . . . (1)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062579)

Last time one of my friends was in Green Bay, he spent two hours asking directions to the Fudgepackers museum.

The key difference being, you're a lot less likely to get the shit beat out of you for being a smart-ass in Japan than Michigan.

Re:No lie . . . (1)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45062725)

Last time one of my friends was in Green Bay, he spent two hours asking directions to the Fudgepackers museum.

The key difference being, you're a lot less likely to get the shit beat out of you for being a smart-ass in Japan than Michigan.

I don't think any Lion's fan will beat the shit out of someone making fun of Green Bay.....

Re:No lie . . . (1)

Hognoxious (631665) | 1 year,15 days | (#45063495)

Confusing Michigan with Wisconsin doesn't count as being a smart-ass.

Re:No lie . . . (1)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | 1 year,15 days | (#45063583)

Hey, cut me some slack, it's not like I pay attention to football (American).

Not until playoffs, anyway.

Re:No lie . . . (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45064369)

Green Bay. That's a city. Geography.

Re:No lie . . . (1)

geekoid (135745) | 1 year,15 days | (#45064851)

Bitter cold hell holes. So, no real difference.

Plenty of time (5, Funny)

Impy the Impiuos Imp (442658) | 1 year,15 days | (#45061873)

2020, wow! That's only 7 years away, can they get ready that fast?

Well, I suppose if Chinese gymnasts not yet born can get ready by then, they can, too.

not for the laws and bigger testing of auto cars? (1)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | 1 year,15 days | (#45061995)

Also an high profile crash can lead to a long shutdown / court cases that may take years to work though the system.

Re:not for the laws and bigger testing of auto car (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45062061)

Depends if the government is behind it. Did the Apollo 1 disaster stop the US space race? The real question is how many rules are they willing to put aside to get it done in that time.

apollo 1 astronauts knew about the risks (1)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062533)

apollo 1 astronauts knew about the risks of space but the guy of the road who get's hit by a failing car?

also who will pay his bills while all the party are fighting over who will pick up the costs?

Re:Plenty of time (1)

grub (11606) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062027)

That had me laughing, thanks!

Re:Plenty of time (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45062051)

The Chinese gymnasts have been born already, they just don't yet have the papers to prove that.

Re:Plenty of time (1)

PNutts (199112) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062403)

The Chinese gymnasts have been born already, they just don't yet have the papers to prove that.

I think you have that backwards. They have the papers to prove they were born already, they just haven't been born yet.

Re:Plenty of time (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45063401)

You are describing actuality; I was (above) describing the official stance.

Re:Plenty of time (2)

Quasimodem (719423) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062545)

2020, wow! That's only 7 years away, can they get ready that fast?

Don't worry. the Japanese can add a special night shift, working by the glow from the ocean.

Re:Plenty of time (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45064535)

I know this is a bit off top, but I thought that the most humorous thing about the olympics was the TV coverage of the gymnastics. The narrator on TV was Captain Obvious. Like the time he's narrating the balance beam performance and the gymnast falls to the floor; so he says something like: "Oh no! That's bad! She's going to lose points for that!"

And 1 additional thing if it can be fit in. (2)

fredrated (639554) | 1 year,15 days | (#45061883)

Athletes!

Re:And 1 additional thing if it can be fit in. (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45062095)

The modern Olympics was never about the athletes, it was always a stage for politics and propaganda. We should make it more efficient and eliminate those wasteful sports.

Re: And 1 additional thing if it can be fit in. (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45062259)

Since the 80s it's a stage exclusively for merchandise, advertisement and mindless consumption.

Jacques Rogge and the IOC would have given the Olympics to the DPRK (North Korea) if they could extract enough money. Hey they have given it to Hitler after all.

Seriously. There is no international organisation that is as despicable as the IOC. It pretends to be benign and spread peace. In fact it's a company ridden with corruption, bigotry and intransparency. There is not a hint of nobility left over from 1896. It's a disgrace.

Re:And 1 additional thing if it can be fit in. (1)

interkin3tic (1469267) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062239)

Sure, but this is news for nerds, and Nissan, DoCoMo (mobile phone company) and NHK (TV station) aren't going to have much to do with the athletes. They're cashing in on the windfall of spending that is taking place.

If they actually get mega-high def, 5G coverage, OR self driving cars, that will be a lot more than the citizens in most other countries get out of the games. Debt and headaches from lots of really annoying tourists seem to be all that usually comes out of the games for the locals.

Actually (1)

phorm (591458) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062389)

Glow-in-the-dark [slashdot.org] Athletes!

All for naught if there are no mechs on the street (4, Interesting)

logicassasin (318009) | 1 year,15 days | (#45061907)

In 2020, I would expect nothing less than armed Mechs patrolling the streets. Not some American OCP ED-209 garbage either, no, only a sleek and shiny Gundam, Veritech, or some other type of mech will do.

Re:All for naught if there are no mechs on the str (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45062077)

In 2020, I would expect nothing less than armed Mechs patrolling the streets. Not some American OCP ED-209 garbage either, no, only a sleek and shiny Gundam, Veritech, or some other type of mech will do.

What, you got a problem with Robocop?

If he can keep a satirical future Detroit that's somehow WORSE than the one we have now safe, a little ol' Olympic village ought to be simple. :-)

OCP ED-209 (1)

logicassasin (318009) | 1 year,15 days | (#45064197)

the ED-209 was the mech that went crazy at the beginning of the movie. The one that looks like it was the model for some of the Mechwarrior mechs.

Re: All for naught if there are no mechs on the st (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45062127)

That's covered by the Japanese.

http://singularityhub.com/2012/08/04/thats-right-japan-has-created-a-real-life-4-ton-mech-robot/

Re:All for naught if there are no mechs on the str (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45062143)

No terrorists will ever try to face a Macross Missile Massacre.

Re:All for naught if there are no mechs on the str (1)

Vanderhoth (1582661) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062185)

Already exists. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAZNPfxuwXg [youtube.com]

And get this, you fire the weapons, by Laughing. If this wasn't designed for someone from the league of super evil I don't know what was.

Re:All for naught if there are no mechs on the str (1)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45062935)

only a sleek and shiny Gundam, Veritech, or some other type of mech will do.

Duh, the police use Patlabors.

I heard the swimming pools... (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45061925)

... will be self-heating and will glow in the dark.

Re:I heard the swimming pools... (2)

Pope (17780) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062031)

... will be self-heating and will glow in the dark.

Not if TEPCO employees [slashdot.org] have anything to do with them...

Thanks... (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45061967)

but i'd settle for non leaking tanks for radioactive water...

I'd settle for Bug-Free (2)

ackthpt (218170) | 1 year,15 days | (#45061991)

I'd also settle for fewer goofs by judges. Maybe they can come up with robotic judges.

Re:I'd settle for Bug-Free (1)

geekoid (135745) | 1 year,15 days | (#45064859)

Maybe they can remove all subjective competitions?

Re:I'd settle for Bug-Free (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45065871)

Maybe they can remove all subjective competitions?

If you had said, "with exercise", you would have defined all sports. But as it is, your phrase also includes beauty pageants.

Yeah But... (1)

hondo77 (324058) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062015)

I'll probably still need a cable subscription to watch live events on the web in the U.S. Sigh.

Re:Yeah But... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45062065)

Sigh...Lets hope the petty dictator Obama is gone by then.

Re:Yeah But... (1)

smooth wombat (796938) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062421)

We got rid of the petty dictator Bush so I'm sure we can do the same with the current guy.

Re:Yeah But... (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45064973)

By "get rid" you mean "wait until he gets bored and leaves."

Re:Yeah But... (1)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062657)

Sigh...Lets hope the petty dictator Obama is gone by then.

...

Not American (in which case, fuck you and your shitty government*), too young to vote, or just ignorant of the election/term schedule?

* Yes, I know my government sucks a big one, but when I hear foreigners badmouth it, I tend to default to the "I don't come in to your job and tell you how to flip burgers" mentality. Especially considering that, generally speaking, any government with the kind of power the US wields would be equally corrupt.

Role of the modern Olympics (3, Interesting)

Picass0 (147474) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062305)

The Olympics have overshadowed the World's Fair as a forum and showcase for technology, art, social events, and efforts by each host country to create a "model society" if but for a brief period. Most host countries pour far more money in than they will recover because of the prestige and the opportunity to push their political ideology on the world's televisions.

Re:Role of the modern Olympics (2)

CastrTroy (595695) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062669)

And the bigger the agenda they are trying to push, and the more they have to hide, the higher their budgets will be. Looking at the budgets of the Olympic games [wikipedia.org] you'll see that Sochi Russia, and Beijing, are many times higher than what other, less oppressive, countries have spent on the games. Athens even spend an inordinate amount of money as well, and seems to be the only venue in recent history to have a big operating loss on the summer games. Somehow their profit was negative 14-15 billion, with a final operating budget of 15 billion. Apparently they took in no money. Smells of corruption to me.

Re:Role of the modern Olympics (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45063095)

That's why they're frequently called the "Owelympics". The city hosting them gets absolutely mired in debt trying to put on a Gatsby-like event, yet they sell it to the public with the lies that it'll be a net positive for the local economy.

With Japan swimming in debt and attempting to inflate it's way out, this is just another dagger into the kidney of a country that's been raped and left for dead by idiotic and corrupt politicians, banksters, and "economists".

Most Extreme Challenge + Glowing Air (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45062317)

Hopefully they bring back MXC overdubs, and they can have glowing air from the failing reactors.

Vocaloid (2)

green is the enemy (3021751) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062335)

I would be happy if they had a Vocaloid perform at the opening ceremony.

Olympics? (1)

nospam007 (722110) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062811)

I'd settle for an ultra high tech nuclear disaster management, instead of morons pushing random buttons that shut off the cooling pumps.

Glowing Reviews (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45062881)

It may come as no surprise when we discover all of the favorable positive reviews coming out to the media already are being promulgated by minions of homeless Fukushima residents trying to get whatever work they must to survive. How fitting it is that they can honestly cook up "glowing reviews".

Those bullet trains are still in use, too (4, Interesting)

sandytaru (1158959) | 1 year,15 days | (#45062977)

I bet if we went back to 1964 and told the folks designing the Shikansen that they'd get double the Olympics out of them, they would dance with glee. I have to say the two hour train ride between Tokyo and Kyoto was clean, comfortable, and kicked the butt of any equivalent plane ride.

Re:Those bullet trains are still in use, too (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45063673)

I found the lack of groping while boarding disconcerting.

Jetpacks for baseball please (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45062979)

You already predicted the shape of the stadium in Super Baseball 2020 [youtube.com] , now you just need robot baseball players and armor for the athletes.

Ultra-High-Tech? (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45063085)

Everybody knows that it takes five superlatives to make it worth. Call me when they promise Super-Mega-Ultra-Hyper-Jedi-High-Tech.

All I want... (2)

rnturn (11092) | 1 year,15 days | (#45063163)

... is a Bob Costas-free Olympics.

Re:All I want... (2)

geekoid (135745) | 1 year,15 days | (#45064867)

That's about as likely as a Dick Clark free New Year.
Every time I see Dick Clark, I start looking around for his phylactery.

Re:All I want... (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,15 days | (#45065213)

That's about as likely as a Dick Clark free New Year.
Every time I see Dick Clark, I start looking around for his phylactery.

You're going to get your wish in just under three months. He's dead.

High resolution (1)

michael021689 (791941) | 1 year,15 days | (#45063299)

I find the comments about 8 and even 4K being unrealistic to be somewhat laughable. Do you remember you internet connection seven years ago? Mine is vastly superior today and if it progresses at half the rate it has been streaming 8K won't be an issue.

Re:High resolution (1)

triffid_98 (899609) | 1 year,15 days | (#45063845)

Yes, and it hasn't changed substantially. Cable is just as fast as it ever was (*) and DSL is just as slow as it ever was.

(*) except in areas where it competes with FiOS, in which case the cable company is magically able to provide additional bandwidth. Funny how that works.

Also, think about how good your eyes have to be in order to see the differences between 1080p and 4k at common TV sizes (i.e. less than 50")

Re:High resolution (1)

geekoid (135745) | 1 year,15 days | (#45064871)

It depends on distance, and it allows clarity when breaking the image into smaller images.
Plus, get a big TV.

Didn't the Olympics (1)

Mister Liberty (769145) | 1 year,15 days | (#45063301)

... have something to do with sweat and sneakers?

Re:Didn't the Olympics (1)

RivenAleem (1590553) | 1 year,15 days | (#45063841)

Just you wait, you get all that and tentacles!

I'm glowing with anticipation! (2)

MarkvW (1037596) | 1 year,15 days | (#45063849)

I'm positively radiant about the next Japanese Olympic Games. When news of the details leaks out, everybody is going to just melt down with excitement!

Thanks IOC!

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