Look, we don't know anything about World Cup bids. They probably have a lot to do with "infrastructure" and "taking turns" and stuff like that. But really, world? You couldn't pick Japan just this once? Japan's incredibly great 2022 World Cup bid involved projecting 3D holograms of the games live onto soccer football fields around the world, allowing folks that can't make it to Japan for the actual games to get a pretty great simulacrum, while standing next to people that look like them and are probably rooting for the same team. "I have to admit that the idea of this blows my mind away," said Japan's committee chief Kohzo Tashima. Did you get that, world? Japan was offering you 3D holographic full field broadcasts, and you just turned a cold shoulder. Congrats, Qatar, we hope you're happy with 2022, and we're sure you earned it based on whatever arbitrary metrics FIFA uses to select World Cup countries. But you'll never earn our hearts. Video of Japan's bid is after the break.
I'd never expect that kind of technology during my lifetime, and so soon too. It's kinda doubtful IMO that they could have come up with that kind of stuff 12 years from now, but what would I know? It feels so far away.
it's an attractive idea. especially dat TECHNOLOGY... yet I just don't know what FIFA sees when making their choices. would've loved to see this video again in 11 years or so and tell myself "wow, those jp's really did it", but unfortunately ... orz