The creepiest looking robot of the lot. I could hear the whispers of kowai scary all around me. It’s one thing when robots look like robots. It’s another thing when they look kinda like humans. Otonaroid blinks. She waves her hand. She nods. She speaks. She mimics many things that a human can do, except she doesn’t seem human at all. But then again – exactly what is a human?
Most Japanese people I’ve spoken to consider Japan ‘an isolated country’. Statistics tell a different story.…
We should respect our elders not because they need us now that they’re old. But because we need them because we’re young. Without them we have no map, no clue, no idea. Whilst we may talk about the economic realities of an ageing population – not much attention is given to how big a contribution the elderly actually make to society.
Japan’s ageing population is always spoken about with a certain sense of doom. I don’t think it should be that way. The senior citizens have all the knowledge, all the experience, and all the time in the world to mentor the younger generations. We should be tapping into that wisdom and all that it can offer.
Why I’m no longer afraid of old age.