We need a car revolution! Not the cars we see everyday submerged on streets after a hurricane, but cars that drive even on water.
Floods are devastating. Financially, physically and mentally people are exhausted by the sheer devastation that wreak havoc in our place called home. We don’t know if we could still tolerate these disasters every time rain lands on our feet. Should we just ignore it and always flee from our problems? Or, are we going to solve this head on and make lives safer?
We all have watched those old flicks about how car pioneers created unusual inventions that can run on land and on water. They call it “amphibious vehicles,” at that time like frogs that can live on land and on water. These vehicles were not really useful in those years, but years have changed.
Now, we need these kinds of vehicles. We need cars that float and navigate on water. We need cars that seem funny in those days, but today it’s serious business.
Go to a mall and you’ll see what it means. Tons and tons of products of all sizes and shapes littered across shops and kiosks wanting to be owned and perhaps loved? Is there a product in your life that changed your life and how you live? A “miracle” product that you can’t live without (yeah, besides your phone)?
As ridiculous as it may seem, these products have a purpose. A purpose that even a single buyer would need and something they would cherish and share with others (or, be selfish because it’s so good).
In reality, over my lifetime, I’ve accumulated so much junk. Usually, anything about gadgets for computers (since I’m techie). However, I don’t just use it once and throw it away that’s unhealthy! I just keep it aside and after years of neglect, and rummaging for something to use in my cabinet, I always do rediscover something I can use now. It’s like a “eureka” moment. “Hey, I didn’t know I have one!” Then, put it aside for another decade.
Products are a result of a dream. A dream that someday people will buy it, earn a living, be popular and live a life of happiness. But, happiness eludes us not because of the product, but the people you cared for whom you share it with lost that dream.
So, keep on dreaming (and praying). 🙂
Sometimes it’s hard to reach people who are affected by floods or natural calamities. Roads are blocked and impassable for aid to come through, and it’s expensive to hire airplanes. So, how can we send aid to those people?
I saw a video on Gates Notes showing a drone dropping supplies to Africans who needed vaccines to combat deadly diseases, which are difficult to reach since they are located on a remote area, a village. Vaccines needed to be kept at correct temperature and travel should be quick enough to avoid getting spoiled, and so they used a small drone.
I think we can use this technology to help organizations to send not only vaccines, but vitamin tablets that can replace real food for sustenance in order to survive. I mean, astronauts don’t eat barbecues in space station right? In order for them to survive, they need sustenance and they get this from drinking tablets, which makes them nourished for months without eating real food.
I guess, they needed to formulate the right nutrients packed in tablet form for emergency use, thus helping organizations like the Red Cross to rescue and give aid to people in much need of assistance.
The other day, I was reading an invention that captures CO2 from air directly and collecting it. Then, they would sell it to Coca-Cola to make soft-drinks. It is simple but not yet economical as they pointed out, and this is their challenge.
Today, I saw another article about scientists looking to “enhance” plants to capture more carbon by making its roots deeper in the soil and keeping the CO2 in the soil for hundreds of years.
By joining these two ideas, it will give you a new solution, which is putting CO2 in the soil to make plants grow bigger. We all know that CO2 is the food of plants that makes them grow. Therefore, putting CO2 in the soil is good. Of course, you cannot directly put CO2 to the soil without mixing it with something. Water is a good candidate. By mixing CO2 to water produces carbonated water, just like soft-drinks (It’s not advisable to use consumer soft-drinks of course).
According to University of Colorado Boulder, that plants given carbonated water makes it grow taller by 170%.
Have you seen a beluga whale? It’s the battery case for iPhones nowadays. I’m kind of sorry to see a great looking phone covered with rubber that is shaped like a pregnant beluga whale!
Now that wireless charging is a thing, maybe we could improve on that and make a battery that has magnets that sticks at the back of the phone and charge it. By doing this, it creates a more convenient way of recharging the phone, and easier to remove when it’s done. You can even put a logo with leather design which makes it more pleasing and elegant.
Now, beluga whales 🐳 are happy to see!
If only you could make a smartphone case with a physical keyboard that can be programmed as shortcuts. For example, when launching YouTube and Messenger, press on a single button and it will launch those apps at the same time. Or, program it to say a greeting on social media apps automatically. And maybe you could buy an item on Amazon at the press of a button!
I know there are existing apps that can do this, but physical buttons are much more tactile and provide you with easier access. Moreover, virtual keyboards just gobble up the screen.
For fun, why not include a selfie camera so you can remove those annoying notches, punch holes, and teardrops! And since it’s a case, it provides protection from drops, scratches, with water-proofing and wireless charging!
I would like to share this video to you. It teaches us how to create something which doesn’t go to waste, but recycled indefinitely like nature does. This is something we should strive for as an inventor.
To eliminate waste, we need to rediscover thrift | Andrew Dent