Have you watched Resident Evil: Afterlife, where in the famous first scene where a simulation of a possible zombie infection outbreak was depicted at Shibuya, Tokyo? The Shibuya Crossing happens to be one of the iconic places in Tokyo as you see throngs of people making their way across the intersection when the lights stop all traffic. Well, there might not be a zombie outbreak in the real world, but folks still walk around like zombies with their smartphones in hand. NTT DoCoMo has created a new video that shows off a city where 1,500 people are walking around simultaneously, with their attention squarely fixed on the smartphone instead of their surroundings.

Needless to say, this particular simulation shows off a scene at Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, Japan, and it is as real as it gets according to your imagination. For those who happen to live in smaller cities where there aren’t that many people around, what you see in the YouTube video above is pretty much a reflection of reality in large, cosmopolitan cities worldwide, and eventually, we might be bumping into one another far more often than we would like. Such situations too, are ideal for pickpockets to “earn a living” plying their trade.

This article was filed in Homepage > Cellphones and was tagged with docomo. The story was spotted on kotaku
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