China, the pioneers of the much-awaited 5th Generation technology, 5G, is taking the digital drive a notch higher as something not seen before, was sighted in the beautiful Shanghai Sky with drones projecting scannable QR Codes that people could use to do anything.
Hundreds of drones took over Shanghai’s night sky with a light show that ended with the giant QR code, in what could be described as a symbol of China’s booming digital economy.
This is a machine-readable code consisting of an array of black and white squares, typically used for storing URLs or other information for reading by the camera on a smartphone.
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The QR Code displayed to millions of Chinese residing in the city is said to be used for everything from adding friends on messaging apps to paying for groceries at markets, ordering at restaurants, and even giving to panhandlers, according to information we gathered from vice.com
The illuminated QR code, effectively a billboard advertisement in the air, was part of a light show put on by Chinese video-streaming company Bilibili on the first anniversary of the China release of the Japanese role-playing game Princess Connect!
People have been left bewildered as to how China was able to pull this off, but the country has always set the pace in the Digital drive as the 5G is set to be unleashed by them.
In the show, staged above Shanghai’s scenic waterfront promenade, the Bund, 1,500 illuminated drones formed into the game’s logo and characters before transforming into a floating QR code that links to its homepage.
Some social media users think it is beautiful.
One posted on Twitter:
A scannable QR code advertisement created by drones above the skies of Shanghai.
— John Pathfinder Lester (@Pathfinder) April 17, 2021
Another user was left bewildered as he couldn’t fathom how this was possible.
i'm kind of at a loss for words because this is a great example of us being in the shitty kind of cyberpunk future that uses the miracle of mass automation to literally put ads in the fucking sky https://t.co/RREKqJNMP2
— 🔞✨ Subliminal Criminal ✨🔞 (@KorpsPropaganda) April 18, 2021
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