This morning my junior high student was reading from his NHK 現代英語 about a cafe in Tokyo called "Avatar robot cafe". In the cafe they run a hybrid system where they have robots working but they are operated by people who have disabilities and cannot leave home.
I was impressed for three reasons.
1. That they are trying to merge the human and technology together and removing barriers
2. Finding a solution for the the lack of human resources in the labor market by taping into an underutilized resource.
3. That NHK is teaching this to junior high school students, which is great because it's preparing them for the technovate future they will live in, showing that NHK is forward thinking (actually the book is for senior high, but he already has 英検 準1級）
I just found this interesting as I have just finished Globis's "Technovate for future enterprise" with Jorge Calvo, PhD as our lecturer, and we learnt all about this, the new industry 5.0 ...maybe ?
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