Monthly Archives: January 2009

Who can Hello Kitty Robo Replace?

Hello Kitty Robo

Hello Kitty Robo

A Japanese temp agency has suggested that something like the Hello Kitty Robo replace receptionists (  Why stop there?  Japan employs greeters at the front on many department stores.  Why not replace them with a Hello Kitty Robo?  As far as I can tell, the majority of  help desks in Japan serve the function of telling you that you cannot be helped in a very polite manner.  Hello Kitty Robo can be programmed  do that job as well.  Some parents are already using this robot as a nanny (  I think with a little imagination, many more jobs can be replaced with Hello Kitty Robo.

I welcome comments about what jobs you think can be replaced by Hello Kitty Robo.

The creators of Hello Kitty Robo describe the Hello Kitty Robo as a communication robot (

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Virtual Chinese Reunification Palace




Taipei’s National Palace Museum (

has the largest collection of Chinese art in the world.

The museum now lists 620,250 pieces.  In comparison, the Louvre has 35,000 works of art.  This is an apples and oranges comparison to some extent since the Louvre has pieces of unmatched quality.  The Louvre also focuses on paintings while most of the pieces in the National Palace Museum are not paintings. Still the National Palace Museum does have 50,000 paintings!  Sadly only a small part of the National Palace Museum is on display at any given time due to a lack of space.  I have visited both the Louvre and the National Palace Museum and I would say it takes about 3-4 days to check out the Louvre while the National Palace Museum takes half a day to see such is the extreme disparity in facilities between the two museums.  The lack of space for the collection of the National Palace Museum is a scandal since Taiwan does not have a top 100 tourist attraction and could with more space have one of the top museums in the world and a top 100 tourist attraction.  A vastly expanded National Palace Museum would be a special draw for mainland Chinese tourists.

Mainland China has the Palace Museum in the Forbidden City and once the two collections were part of single collection.  The collection was split after the Chinese Civil War.  Is there any way to reunite these two incredible collections that are symbols of the common Chinese culture that Taiwan and Mainland China share?

I propose the both collections could be united in a Virtual Chinese Reunification Palace.  Most of the collections of both museums exist in photographic digital form already.  What if these pieces were displayed in a 3D environment the user could “walk through” online?  In addition tools could be added that would users to make their own version of a Virtual Chinese Reunification Palace and this could be an assignment that school children on both sides could work on together.

This project would aid the cause of peaceful reunifcation between mainland China and Taiwan.

An article about this topic that appeared in the International Herald Tribune shortly after I published this post at:

My Articles About China and/or Chinese Culture

16 Basic Desires: China versus US

35 Accomplishments of Modern China

36 Stratagems

Acronym for Eight Types of Chinese Regional Cuisine

American versus Chinese Culture

American versus Chinese Culture

Astrology Chinese

Chinese Astrological Analysis of Nations

Chinese Astrology 60 Year Cycle

Chinese Do’s and Don’ts

Chinese Dream and American Reality

Chinese vs. Western Astrology

Confucius in Thailand 2012

Extending China’s One Belt One Road Initiative to Latin America

Table of Chinese Astrology 19th – 21st Century

The 36 Stratagems as Portrayed in Comic Books

Virtual Chinese Reunification Palace

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The Children of Hamas!

Many leaders world wide are asking for a cease fire in Gaza.  This assumes that Hamas is a rational organization and that compromise is possible.  Watch the following videos and decide for yourself.

And even more fun at:

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