I saw this the other day and didn't get a chance to post it. This is absolute madness:
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications will set up an industry-academia-government research and development unit this year that will work to commercialize virtual reality television by 2020, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported Tuesday.
That's right. Virtual Reality TV in Japan by 2020. We might get HDTV, Windows Vista, and the Phantom Console in 2020 but Japan will be working for Spacely Sprockets and have robot maids.
Gov't to push for virtual reality TV by 2020 [JapanToday]