seems intent to prove you can -- and one day will -- buy just about everything with FeliCa
, their contactless payment system we've been talking up for
years now. Latest on the block is So-net
definition video on demand service, which plays back MPEG-2, VC-1, and h.264 video on a Sentivision set top box
with a 600MHz CPU and a 40GB internal drive; you pay for the privilege instantly with your FeliCa card, phone, implant,
etc. We know, we know, it hurts; but one of these days when a large swath of this ginormous nation gets fiber to the
home, we'll probably ourselves likely see similar VOD / IPTV systems.