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Taj Campbell

Just Follow the Yellow Brick Road

PRESENTED ON SEP 18, 2014
IN TOKYO @ POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA: STARTUP THE PARTY SF X TOKYO

Pieterjan Vandaele, Roddy Lindsay, Taj Campbell, and Yuichiro Yamanaka take on the world's largest train station: Shinjuku.

The journey to Mordor is easier than trying to find your way out of Shinjuku station. And at least Middle Earth's locals are patient enough to not run you over with, suitcases, strollers or walkers. Shinjuku station is a great place to visit, however the large station adds to confusion and frustration. Taj, and his team of presenters, suggest on a new system of "hubs" and colored lines, to help travelers make their way through the large train station. 

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What does the future hold? Cars and personal transportation are undergoing dramatic change. What will the fueling station look like in 25 years? Or will gas stations go the way of the soda fountain?

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