Flushable elevator toilets, coming to a Japan near you (Tomorrow Daily 191)
On today's show there's a new power glove in town.
But it's not for video gaming.
A brand new album that you can only listen to through trees.
And in Japan toilets in elevators.
You heard that right.
It's Tomorrow Daily.
Greetings, citizens of the internet, welcome to Tomorrow Daily.
The best seat talk show in the known universe.
I'm Ashley Esqueda.
Joining me as always is Khail Anonymous, one of the fanciest people on the earth.
If I'm being honest.
And I have to say the randomest stories that we have today
Are awful but you should still listen to them.
They're not awful.
They're pretty amazing.
Here's the headline.
Meanwhile in Japan.
We're starting off with a weird one.
Meanwhile in Japan.
Meanwhile in Japan.
The governments working with the countries elevator
Corporations, the industry of elevator making people to bring the citizens of Japan, toilets in elevators.
This video you're gonna see is from like, 2008 or something.
These are these little things that you can actually find now in elevators.
It is a little like toilets, they're for emergency.
And there's, put him in the corner, but okay, let me explain.
Emergency corner toilet.
Emergency corner toilet.
Let me explain though, cuz here's the thing.
What you're seeing right now is something that is actually kind of important in Japan because Japan has a lot of earthquakes and they just had an earthquake just recently.
They had a 7.0 earthquake off the cost.
And what happens when there are earthquakes is elevators get trapped.
They don't work.
And, if you're inside the elevator and you don't get to not take the elevator down- you take the stairs- but people in the elevator don't have that luxury.
And sometimes they can be trapped in there for hours, a day, two days, like depending on how big the earthquake is and how long it takes- Workers to get to those elevators.
So can be kind of messy which is really gross.
Which, you know, you see the video we're showing which is these are sort of emergency toilets that they don't really have any plumbing attached to them.
These are just if you are desperate, you can go.
And there's also things like water, they have those blankets, water, things like that in an event of any emergency inside these elevators as well.
So now, the government wants to work with the elevator industry to figure out how to get running water and toilets, like actual flushing toilets, into elevators in Japan.
They want a full-functioning toilet in a pubic elevator.
which can't possibly go wrong.
If there is any culture I trust to take care of a use a toilet appropriately in an elevator, a working toilet.
It would be the Japanese.
If I could find a way to make it so that it could slow down and only reach my destination when I finished I'd be down on this.
That seems like a really good point
And it's like slow.
Yeah, it goes between four and five, just like, I notice you haven't gotten up yet.
Here's the thing guys, Japan's toilets are some of the most advanced toilets in the entire world.
If you haven't seen a Japanese toilet, or used one, you are
Super missing out, number one.
And number two, yeah, this is like they are at the forefront of toilet technology.
[CROSSTALK] I think a year ago, about a year ago we did a story about a toilet exhibition at a museum in Tokyo, where there was literally, like you could put on a little poo hat and slide down into a real, like a Huge 15 foot tall toilet.
As you would, yes.
As you do.
So yeah, they have really fancy toilets in Japan.
So honestly, if there's any government or any culture, or any group of people who are going figure this out.
I think it's going to be Japan.
It is the land of tomorrow.
They have toilets that, to me, seem like they're from the future.
So it seems like this would sort of be the next evolution of that and I feel like they could totally pull it off.
Guys, the government is approving these toilets and the elevator so
They're putting pressure on the elevator industry to make it happen.
Don't use pressure in a toilet story.
I will not do it.
Point well made.
So that brings us to our hashtag of the day TD flushed.
Where would you like to take a poop?
No, that's not the question, but that would make for some very interesting answers.
You can answer that question to Kale if you want.
Listen, guys, if you want to answer that question to Kale you can find him on Tweeter as Kale Anonymous or you can answer in the comments on YouTube.
Whatever you want, because he'll go read them.
But the question for the hashtag of the day is Give us one pro and one con for toilets in elevators.
Working, plumbed toilets in elevators.
Well, how about this?
There's already a problem with people farting in an elevator.
Why would we want to take that to the next level.
That would be a con.
That would be a con, for sure.
But can you think of a pro?
Is there a good reason?
You got one con.
What about a pro.
What's a good reason.
I would argue the pro would be that aside from getting rapped in an elevator, sometimes you get sick.
What if you have to throw up?
You don't want to throw up all over the people in the elevator.
You have a nice toilet to do that in.
Maybe you drank too much.
That's all I'm saying.
You know where they should put these, inside the Luxor in Las Vegas with those diagonal elevators.
Because people get sick in those guys.
That's very specific.
That's a very specific use case but it makes sense.
I'd say that's a pro.
It's like keeping people from making a mess in an elevator.
Crappy idea, get out of my studio.
So Ching check this out.
All right so you've heard of crazy album, people releasing an album in a really strange way.
There's a lot of that.
Beyonce dropped hers without telling anybody.
Well this guy, I'm sorry, this group John Moose,
Release their album only in the forests.
You can only listen to the album in the forest.
Okay, so here's how it works.
You download this app, this is John Moose App, then it makes it so that it will keep beeping and you keep walking towards the forest, and when you're finally deep enough into the forest.
It'll start playing the album.
That is super weird.
It's a band from Sweden.
It's pretty cool.
I think it's pretty cool.
It used Google Maps to pick out green spots and it sets your GPS to the closest one.
So the reason he did this is because.
Day, John Moose did this is because the album was written pretty much in relationship with nature.
And so, to listen to it in nature is supposed to add to the effect.
I'm downloading it right now.
You have to, we're not anywhere.
And that's the issue.
This is a really cool idea and I really wanna do this cuz I go hiking and Logan.
I'll never live this down.
Pretty sure Logan just went hiking.
But there's not a lot of forests close by necessarily in Los Angeles.
Maybe they'll also accept parks.
Cuz on Google Maps, you were saying it's the green spots?
[INAUDIBLE] green spots.
So a lot of times, parks are green, too.
So maybe a nice wooded park can get away from it all and listen to John Moose.
So this is just a prerelease.
You're gonna get the album normally.
It's not like you can only listen to it there.
But you can listen to it now.
If you download the app and go to your nearest forest and then stand there and
a deer licks your face,
Love it, yes exactly.
And crawl all over your feet.
So there you go, John Moose.
You can go check that out.
It's just called.
A bunch of mice and birds.
I guess it's called the John Moose app.
I looked up John Moose in the app store.
It looks like it's iPhone only.
No iPad, but You can get it on iPhone.
Oh, and it might be on Android, it probably is.
But I just looked it up on the app store.
It wasn't for iPad, I just had to look it up.
So, there you go.
Nice job, John Moose.
That is kind of amazing.
Also a very appropriate name.
I don't know if you're a group or a person, but Nicely done.
I'm gonna get into John Moose.
Seems like a really cool band.
That sounds like a hipster thing, like have you ever heard of John Moose?
I didn't think so.
You never heard of them, they're amazing.
What are you doing in there?
Oh my God, John Moose, the band, [UNKNOWN] just gave you a great verb for your band, moosing it.
You can't steal my verb.
What is your?
You got a power glove?
You know the power glove is so bad?
It's so bad.
So I gotta tell you about this power glove.
It's a little bit different than Nintendo's power glove.
This is from Harvard engineering.
It's for medical use.
But it's really cool because it's helping people and I think this is awesome.
It's for rehabilitation.
It's made to help people with conditions that affect the usage of their hands.
So there are a lot of people out there with these debilitating diseases or injuries that prevent them from really kind of controlling the use of their hands.
So This woman that you are seeing on the screen right now, is a patient, who has been demoing the unit for them on video.
She talks about in the video.
She's like, I just want a some semblance of control over my environment.
Because I can't even hold.
I can't hold anything.
I drop stuff all the time.
I drop my glasses.
I can't hold stuff.
This glove is made of Kevlar and silicone.
There's actuators inside that open and close the fingers And, this is the cool part, the strength of the fingers closing and opening can be specifically tailored to suit each patient's disability.
So if you have A disability that doesn't require as much.
Fourth, then you can set it to do a little bit less.
You can actually set it to do more.
Depending on what you have, and exactly how much damage or disability your hand is experiencing.
It's pretty cool.
They want to try to get people to experience something close to the, a very natural feeling of control in their hand And they made this video explaining all of how it works, and they showed that prototype, which is really cool looking.
Next, they want to integrate EMG sensors so that patients can trigger the glove more accurately based on their intent.
So, it's like, oh i wanna use my hands specifically to do this thing and then the EMG sensors will be able to, Going in like do it appropriately, like enough pressure, appropriate pressure.
Which is pretty great.
Yeah, I like that it's adaptable.
That it can go based on how debilitated you are.
Yeah I really like that.
It makes it so you're not super reliant on it.
So you know.
'Cuz if they made it all the way powerful and then you know, you only had a little bit of muscle problems then your muscles would atrophy.
Because you're using it more.
Right if there was just a sort of one size fits all setting on it it would be first of all
More difficult for people with more debilitating injuries.
On the other end it would probably be more difficult for people with less debilitating injuries because then you're losing control that you already had in your hand.
So this is pretty great, that you're able to hold things, move things around based on and custom tailored to exactly what type of disability, or injury, or disease you might have that has prevented you from using your hand.
A 100% capacity.
This is a little cooler than the Power Glove.
You know, the Power Glove was pretty good, you guys.
No, it was so bad.
That's so true.
I love that we're making a Wizard reference, today.
Most of our younger audience doesn't appreciate the-
You can appreciate this Power Glove.
This is a much better Power Glove-
You guys, maybe we make a Pokemon reference.
We should do that, too.
Do you like Mudkips?
We're gonna go make some Pokemon references, we're gonna take a quick break.
We're gonna come right back.
It's Tuesday, which means there's new releases and I'm pretty sure this week was tailor-made for Khail.
And on top of that we have your user feedback and of course, our phone talker for the day.
So don't click away, it's Tomorrow Daily.
Check out Water Color Mad Max.
Super cool, mud kiss.
Welcome back to the show, everybody.
We have returned.
It's Tuesday which means it is time to tell you about all the nice things that are going to be emptying our wallets this week.
It's time for new releases.
How excited are you Khail, for Lego Jurassic World?
I'm pretty excited.
I actually do like Lego games.
They're really good.
And I love, and [INAUDIBLE]
Lego games are the best, and here's the best part about Lego Jurassic World I just wanna mention to you guys
If you can't read the lower third if you're either listening or don't feel like reading that lower third it is available today for XBox 1, XBox 360, Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Wii U, Wii, 3DS, Vita and PC.
So pretty much any platform you own.
Like you're going to be able to [CROSSTALK]
Toaster, microwave ovens.
Your roller skates.
Yeah, your grandma can play this game.
The best part about this game is that unlike many other Lego games they didn't break everything up.
This covers Jurassic Part one, part two, three, and Jurassic World.
And then of course they cutesy it up, they always make it a little interesting.
I don't know how far they go into the story with Jurassic World but there is a potential for them to actually spoil the story.
I mean to recreate the trailer, pretty great.
There's a lot of moments from the trailer that you can see they recreate.
You get to play through Jurassic Park one.
[CROSSTALK] Really cool, I am buying this game.
I, during the break, was trying to figure out if I should live-stream this.
I think I'm changing my mind, I think I may live-stream this.
I think Lego Jurassic World is worth it.
Logan, do you think I should live-stream this?
Sure, why not.
He's usually got a
He's usually got a yes or no.
Yeah, Logan's a pretty yes or no guy.
He's on the fence, might not be worth it.
All right, well
Maybe he's just being nice.
Alright, that's pretty good but I don't think anything can beat Lego Jurassic World coming out this weekend.
How about Jurassic World?
[LAUGH] Jurassic World is going to be out this weekend.
Thank you, thank you.
Love being compared to a velociraptor on a Tuesday.
But only on a Tuesday.
So yeah, here it is.
This is the final trailer that came out which Kayla and I agree, and producer Logan, is the best trailer.
It makes the other trailers look
Stupid and childish.
It makes the movie look really scary, like in a good way, like a oh man like this is very exciting and thriller and it doesn't seem [UNKNOWN]
I don't think this'll be what the movie's like, but it's great.
These are all the intense moments.
Kevin Girard said that the second trailer was more like it
his Jurassic World, like what he wanted to show.
But either way, this shows that there's some intensity in the movie which, you know, we were kind of afraid of.
But, there you go, there's the indomitous rex.
And Kell, you were saying you were trying to get tickets, and like it's sold out everywhere.
In a lot of the high population areas, it sold out faster than Mad Max.
So, but I mean this is an IP that people are already in.
Well it's not rated R, either.
So it's a little easier to sell out PG-13 than R.
I'm very excited about this.
Much hype, I still don't know if it's gonna be good, but I'm going in with high expectations.
Which may be bad.
Could be bad.
Kevin Trevorrow has never done like an action movie.
Don't put Jurassic World up on a pedestal, man.
Chris Pratt all on the high pedestal.
Oh everybody put's Chris Pratt on a pedestal, that's fine he can handle it.
And then lastly just drop this kind of brand new news today, right before E3, Microsoft announced a one terrabyte Xbox One so this is a new Xbox One so.
Xbox One right now is a 500 gigabyte machine, not any more.
The 399 version does now have a 1 terabyte hard drive built in which, honestly, you guys, is the way it should have been from the get go.
It should have been this way from the beginning.
Did you run out of space pretty quickly?
Yeah because these games are like 50 gigs.
If you're downloading games I mean they're huge games.
You get ten games in there it's over, like it's done you're done you get ten major titles.
And it's been.
It was like in the growing pains of that crossover,
digital and [CROSSTALK].
They should of had these really good [UNKNOWN] like one terabyte [UNKNOWN] in there and
The thing is they just didn't.
And Sony is equally as guilty.
They have a 500 GB hard drive.
And at least with the X Box One you could do an external hard drive.
Like that was fine.
But on the Play Station you can't.
So and they have a new controller.
So the new controller, Has a regular headphone jack, which a lot of people are super thrilled about.
Yes, not that weird, proprietary connection.
Just a normal three and a half headphone jack, so you can actually have normal people headphones on your Xbox One controller.
Seems a little like their getting a little nervous.
And they want to answer a lot of problems they've been having.
That does seem to be the case.
Sell a few more consoles.
So now if you want to get the 500 gigabyte one, it will permanently be 349.
And then this new one terabyte Xbox One is now 399, so it's 50 bucks off.
My console already had two terabytes in it, though.
Oh, you're PC.
And I can edit on it!
Not a console.
But is is very nice.
So that's our new releases for this week, which means it is time for your user feedback.
You don't have enough time, Kale.
You don't have enough time for that.
Stop making out with the velociraptors.
They are technically the size of chickens.
Well, only in real life.
And ride on the motorcycle next to them.
This is the new way.
I want to see that scene recreated with Chris Pratt riding a motorcycle with real size velociraptor, like little tiny ones.
Oh, I think you should do actual chickens.
That would also be amazing.
So, we asked you guys to used the #TDWWDC15 to tell us what you guys thought of WWDC, honestly a lot of you guys agreed with us.
So first up, we have Frank who said # i fell asleep zzz, [LAUGH] zzz and then put a little picture of a baby.
And then Gail wrote in and Gail said honestly couldnt care less, E3 is around the corner!
Which we'll be telling you all about on Thursday.
And, and what we're gonna be doing there [UNKNOWN] wrote in and said i am so glad that the iPad has finally gotten real multitasking.
It's about Time.
And that's the thing is some people were more excited about this than others.
Like, one feature.
I bet you he or she, who was it?
Yeah, was not like, everything else was amazing.
And she's like oh man, multitasking on the iPad.
I've been waiting forever.
Rob wrote in and said, Hi Ashley, I have a question.
Since Apple is releasing a new paid radio service, what's going to happen with iTunes Radio?
Yeah, good question.
Beats One, that will be iTunes Radio, for all intent and purposes.
Apple Music is now, that is all of your music services ITunes Radio's gonna be rolled right into Beats One.
It's just gonna be, sort of that curated content.
And then you're also gonna have, I believe I saw, is all of the playlists, like the curated playlists and things like that.
So you're gonna be able to kind of have that sort of same radio-esque experience like a Pandora.
Or Spotify playlist or whatever, you'll have that Apple music.
So as soon as Apple Music officially launches, I believe iTunes radio will go away.
But just they get absorbed right in Beats one, so yeah.
And then also just FYI everyone yesterday we were debating offline play and Apple music does have offline play.
So for clarification.
[UNKNOWN] Alec wrote in and said I would have loved to see an update to the iPod.
That's what kinda made them popular and all they have done to the iPod lineup lately was discontinue the iPod classic.
Sent from my iPod.
No it wasn't.
I think it was.
But yeah no.
A lot of people really love their iPods.
And a lot of people use an iPod to have their music work out and everything.
And they don't want an iPhone.
So they have an Android device that they use.
But I wonder if that'll change.
You know, this It almost feels like.
But then why do you even need an update.
Why do you need an updated iPod.
Why don't you just have one of the older ones.
I have an older one that I use sometimes when I go running, but I only need it to play music.
It doesn't need to have crazy features or be updated.
But I think some people wouldn't mind having an updated camera.
Because it's such an old camera, when you take pictures, like really grainy, like they wouldn't mind maybe having an updated camera.
That would be nice.
Okay, so that seems like it would be pretty expensive, though.
Yeah, well I mean it's, it would be, I mean, you're upgrading it.
So I do think-
I will say
It is a pretty cool device.
Once you have it connected to a wi-fi network.
It's basically an iPhone just without the actual phone part.
Well and you can face time audio now, you face time audio on the iPhone.
It's kind of like a phone and I would imagine.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, [CROSSTALK]
This was just tackling the running logic.
It's like you don't really need a crazy thing.
That's very true.
But if you wanna use it as a home device then could just use an iPad.
Where's the argument here?
Well and you were saying why don't they refresh the iPad, but I actually think that Apple music debuting on Android is actually kind of a
That's a way to combat this new iPod thing, where it's like well maybe if you have an Android phone, an iPod, or, they're gonna make you either have an Android phone and use Apple music, or get an iPhone.
I think that's gonna be the thing.
Because they're not making any money off of you if you have an iPod, you're buying a [UNKNOWN] end product in Apple line-up.
They'd rather you buy an iPhone, obviously.
He's got like the generation 5 iPod.
And he's fine with it.
I don't even know what my, I think I gave my iPod to my niece for her birthday.
Obviously they can't play games on it, but they just listen to it for music.
Slip it in my pocket and go running.
That's what it's for.
That's what it's for.
But really good feedback, you guys.
And that brings us to our very last piece of user feedback, which is always our Phonetographer of the day.
I totally love this picture, it's from a Note 3. Are your ready for a little Galaxy 3 Note photo?>> A little what?
From our friend Mohamed who wrote in and said, just an amazing view to wake up to .>> [NOISE]
Taken by Note 3 from Dubai, United Arab Emeritus.
Wow, what a skyline.
It's pretty cool.
Really, Dubai is one of the best.
I would argue like
I would say, man there's probably about five cities in the world where they just have the most incredible interesting skylines, and no offense to New York.
I mean listen guys, we're from L.A., we have a boring skyline.
Like our downtown is garbage.
But our skyline is not very good.
There was a law for a long time that prevented anything other than flat tops of the buildings with sky scrapers.
they just listed that band but it's been around for like 40 years.
We might finally have like interesting buildings like tops of buildings in Los Angeles so we can have a cool skyline but it's going to take awhile.
But there are some cities like Dubai that are just amazing.
You see buildings and they are just constantly under construction.
There is stuff under construction all the time.
These huge cranes and everything.
And you have the Burj Khalifa and you have all these other amazing things inside Dubai that are these buildings that are just incredible.
Feats of human engineering, which is super cool.
Thanks for the picture Mohammad.
Yeah, it's pretty good.
I like it.
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Tell us a story about it.
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We have an Instagram?
We're Tomorrow Daily there.
Yeah, we're on Instagram, but the problem is, Instagram.
I can't sign into multiple accounts.
I can't sign in to both at the same time on my phone.
And I don't wanna switch back and forth all the time.
You need a little iPod.
I do need an iPod.
With an upgraded camera so that I can just, no or Facebook could just let me sign into multiple accounts.
It's that easy.
I can sign into multiple accounts on Twitter on my iPhone.
I can switch back and forth on Periscope.
I can do whatever I want.
A lot of [UNKNOWN]
Can't do it on
[INAUDIBLE] drives me crazy.
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That's it for the show today.
We'll be back tomorrow with a brand new docket of weird wonderful science facts, science fiction, [INAUDIBLE] pop culture blowing up in your face.
[INAUDIBLE] being the best.
Up until then, be good humans.
We'll see guys next time.
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