I visited the Matsushita (Panasonic) technology center in Osaka today with some friends. At Matsushita, I got to see a number of new technologies that are either my right now or will soon be released. Quite a few of them work with a 3g cell phone. One example is their intercom system. A person rings the bell at your house and if you do not answer it in a certain amount of time, your phone rings and you can see and hear the person you are talking to. You can also let them into the house if you want to. They also showed is some new DVD burners using blue lasers. These hold up to 500GB on a single disk. We saw advanced appliances with network connections and a TV that could interface with everything. You could see the video from various cameras or interface with wireless accessories like karaoke microphones or wireless surround sound. They had a 3d TV but you had to use glasses for it to work. Naturally there was a super toilet there which can read body temperature, weight, and body fat as well as do all the things Japanese toilets do now. I was not allowed to take pictures but here is a picture of me in the lobby. There are also a few pictures from the school and one of us eating afterwards.