The Expo in Nagoya is over… But actually I went way back in like May.
Actually my favorite booth at the Expo was the MANGEKYO, the giant building which doubles as a kaleidoscope. However, pictures of that don’t turn out so well… So I’ll share the Toyota show with you.
Seriously though, the Mangekyo was very cool. You would enter the building, look straight up, and the top of the building is open, with a giant panes of color and water sliding around. Since it is straight over your head, and the sunlight comes through to light up the display, it really looks like you’re looking at the sky and it’s on fire.. and ice… and on… yellow… and stuff… all at the same time. And moving… After looking at it for about 10 minutes… I think I almost fell over.
Toyota was showing some cool vehicles at the expo. I believe it was called something like the iDrive or iPod or iGopher or i’macheesyTechName… ah yes! i-Move! The vehicle carries one person, and can convert from a reclined position, to a more upright position, while in motion, and while the driver is still inside. Pretty cool! Plus, the whole thing is electric, and runs extremely quietly. Which is a bonus if you want to sneak up on a segway and run it down. The show though was cheesy… yet entertaining. It included people dressed up in what could only be described as iMac meets TRON type get-ups… and had everything from glowing rainbow orbs to fire shooting out of the floor as the iMove’s drove around by remote and saved the neon-suited dancing people. Sorry if my explanation sounds like a drug induced dream… but that’s what it was like.
It was 撮影禁止 so, sorry for no pics.
I’m not sure how practical these would be… but they sure looked cool, and they seem to ride extremely smoothly.
This guy was chillin’ in his crib with his hat all twisted in stuff. He’s dope.
Aichi Banpaku in da house!