Crazy Japanese Inventions

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Crazy Japanese Inventions - In recent years, there’s been a lot of talk in the western media about wacky, hilarious and downright baffling inventions coming from Japan. And it’s true, there are a lot of “innovations” from Japanese inventors that do serve the needs of very niche markets, many of which are wildly impractical and almost useless.
 
But the following list looks at Japanese inventions that really do have larger implications for the world at large (except one entry which may be a stretch…). Japan is indisputably a tech superpower that has long been developing new technologies and making engineering breakthroughs which, if applied correctly, could dramatically change for better or worse how the world travels, communicates, thinks, and lives. The following are ten ostensibly odd inventions hailing from Japan that might, in fact, have very real and very exciting applications in the Occidental nations.

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8. Revolutionary Vending Machines
Vending machines may not seem like innovations that could change the world; after all, the modern vending machine has been around since as far back as the 1800s. However, Japan has taken the time-honoured vending machine and made it a fixture of every aspect of life – teaching us not to underestimate the power of convenience.While most of us appreciate the utility of the vending machine for snacks or an occasional caffeine fix in a pinch, the Japanese are heralding a new age of vending machines that deliver everything from umbrellas and eggs to fresh lettuce and soiled underwear for a small fetish market (really). Will the rest of the world soon follow suit on vending machines that dish out just about any commercial product you can think of? Maybe not in exactly the same way as Japan – the market for soiled underpants is probably a little too niche – but it’s easy to see the global potential of the Japanese vending machine that produces veggies kept fresh under artificial sunlight.
 
1. Space Elevator
The race to build the first ‘space elevator’ is heating up. The model for this invention dates way back to Russian scientists of the late 1800s to the mid 1900s. American engineers have made impressive inroads into developing a space elevator since, but a 2007 competition, set to award $500,000 for space elevator developments within the next 5 years, was left unclaimed. Since then, Japan seems to have taken up the mantle to develop the first functioning space elevator.Tokyo’s Obayashi Corp plans to have a working space elevator by 2050. The elevator will send tourists to an attached space station through a carbon nanotube pulley system. Using predominantly solar power, the elevator will carry up to 30 people at a speed of 200 km per hour, almost the speed of a high speed train. That kind of technological innovation, if successful, will change the worlds of engineering, tourism,  

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