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.
Remember the mantra, “Don’t use the same passwords on different websites.” Now, here we are using the same logins (ahem) for apps, games, and websites. Somehow, we are foolish enough to fall prey to convenience rather than security standpoint. We are now seeing news of rogue developers taking advantage of this exploit and putting it on public servers for everyone to see. It’s just ugly.
One log-ins are easy to exploit for third-party developers. When you log-in to an app, game or website, they record your keystrokes and save it elsewhere. Then, they use this information to log-in to your social networking websites. They got your email, and they got your password!
Of course, I will not leave you without giving good advice. You should buy a good password manager for your devices that do not save in the cloud, and only for offline use. Password managers are necessities and critical for a safe digital life for everyone in the information age.
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
I saw a Youtube video about a company who makes electronic tags that captures everything an employee does and collect data for analysis. Using the tag, they can track if an employee is working, chatting, sitting, standing, idling everyday, and they use this in their offices.
That idea struck me.
What if we could use the same tracking tags to know where, what your kids are doing. Then, at night we could just login to a website where we can see our children’s activities for the day and if they are healthy, studying or just playing games. The data can be represented by pie charts and graphs where we can improve the child’s well-being and know if they are sick, stressed out, bullied, etc.
Therefore, in conclusion, data collection is not evil per se because we can be responsible parents to our small children in order for them to grow healthy mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Happy New Year! Ain’t that awesome? Here we are surviving at least to be MORE awesome in 2019!
I challenge you to invent something that will change the world. A machine, a song or even a poem to make people’s lives different (in a good way). Be Steve Jobs, be Nikola Tesla, be a hero! Saving the world is no easy task, but at least we’ve enjoyed the journey towards progress.
Invent to prosper!
Everyone have seen Atlas, the robot that can do parkour and his little fellow Spot Mini.
Link: Atlas the self-balancing robot.
Atlas, a humanoid, who can run, balance and do flips indoor and outdoors, is like a science fiction come true! It is only today we can see this kind of technology which is futuristic like a robotic utopia. But, I would rather see it become more useful for humans.
This comes the ability to meld the two: humans + robots to become cyborgs. Robotic future is great but a human that has the ability of a robot that can lift cars, do obstacles better than human only counterparts, is getting the best of both worlds. Just like cars, self autonomy is not effective and is hard to perfect, but joining human drivers AND robots in cars make it more safer and more beneficial. But, here comes the best part.
What if disabled people, those with severed limbs can suit-up like Iron Man and become like one? What if we combine the robotics that can really help humans with disabilities and become super-humans? It is the future, right now!
It’s like Luke Skywalker who got his hand cut off by Darth Vader with a lightsaber, and got a robotic hand and becomes able again, what is keeping us from being better?