New points of “viewing”
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are now being held in Japan. As you know, this time many things are very exceptional in the long history of the Olympics due to COVID-19. There are no spectators at all the venues except for a few places outside the Tokyo metropolitan area. I had tickets for two games, but they are void now. I feel very sad. With
COVID-19 infection expanding especially in Tokyo, however, I understand this can’t be helped.
In addition to no spectators at venues, public viewing in the parks, etc. are cancelled as well. I have looked forward to the public viewing events since innovative Japanese technologies would be introduced and demonstrated in them.
NTT, the telecommunication giant in Japan, was supposed to show its latest technologies at some stadiums and public viewing sites, using 5G, AI, AR, etc. As the public viewing events were cancelled, NTT demonstrated a part of them only to the press last week. I saw the demonstration in a news program on TV a few days ago. It is very difficult for me to explain it. Please see how it goes on NTT’s press release as follows:
It was an amazing demo. It looks like the spectators are watching live from their seats in a stadium. 3D and super HD vision without VR/AR goggles. I could imagine viewers’ excitement even through my 2D TV screen.
I hope I can experience this new way of viewing sports at first hand soon.
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