Tokyo is a fast-paced place to be living in. The people work, talk, and walk fast. So it’s no surprise that the city is also fast forwarding into the future.
Advanced technology is everywhere, and nowhere more obvious than Tokyo’s ubiquitous vending machines. Not only is there a vending machine for everything from drinks to used underwear (don’t ask), the new vending machines now use touch-screen LCD technology to help you make your selection - as well as play commercials.
Of course Tokyo’s high tech credentials don’t end there. Tokyo's public transport system is famously punctual and getting anywhere in the city is easy, even with a complex network of public and privately operated underground train networks.
And what’s more futuristic than having a gigantic robot statue in your city? How about a gigantic moving robot? in July 2014, a plan was unveiled to develop technologies to make the current 18m Gundam statue in Odaiba, Tokyo, move. Not some child's play move like having its head turn or eyes light up (which it already does) but actually walk, on its own.
Best case for living: We're surprised that the city's population is not entirely made of Gundam fanboys already. Aside from having a giant moving robot, it'd be the efficient transport system even if it means we no longer have excuses for being late.