Session 0A | Oct 25, 2015
Intro0A0B
Stories2A2B2C2D
Objects3A3B3C3D3E
Finale4A4B4C4D4E

Session 0A | Oct 25, 2015

Future is Now


Kanapat Chalermpanth

Self Driving Cars

Have you ever thought of being in a car that doesn’t require a driver? Google definitely have thought of that, but it is still in the very early stages of the whole concept of self driving cars. However, Tesla, a company that is among the leaders in the electronic cars industry,  has just recently released an update to their famous Tesla S cars. Which this upgrade includes a function called “Autosteer (Beta)” and “Auto Lane Change”, which in addition to it’s smart cruise control, it basically act as a self driving car. Even though the newly updated Tesla S is not a fully operational self driving car, but this is a very good start to the foreseeable future.

 

Remark: Apologies for the inappropriate language present in the video


Ground Drones Delivery

2B8BA29400000578-0-image-m-35_1440152706175

I am sure that everyone have heard of delivery service via flying drones, such as Amazon Air delivery, Pizza delivery, etc. However, in the near future we could be seeing ground delivery drones in streets around the world. This would definitely create arguments among many people, “Will this jeopardize the safety of the drivers on the road?”, “Will this be causing higher unemployment rates?”. On the other hand, this could be a next step towards faster and more accurate delivery, as these drones could be on duty 24/7 and can be specifically pinpoint to the receiver’s location. Furthermore, this could also be minimizing human errors throughout the whole courier process.

 


Maid Robots

rosie-robot-jetsons

Ever since I’ve been watching the Jetson’s, I have always been wanting a maid robot, and I am sure many people had that in mind as well. At this moment many people would say that there is something that is similar to a maid robot, Roomba.

IRobot_Roomba_780

However, only cleaning up the floor wouldn’t be such an ideal maid robot for many people. In order to achieve the ideal maid robot, that can make you pancake for breakfast, and even clean the toilet for you, Artificial intelligence will need to be more advance. In which, so many people and many giant companies around the globe trying to achieve that, and personally I would say that these ‘gadgets’ such as the Roomba is a very good start to all of this.


Modular Mobile Phones

Smartphones have become a very important part to our life (to most people), as they are with us most of the time. Many mobile phone companies around the world are competing heavily to get their shares of the market, but the two main manufacturers tends to also be the owners of the two main operating system on our phones, Apple and Google. However, Google had come up with something called the ‘Ara Project’, which is the beginning of the modular phone era. What is modular phones? It is basically a phone which every part of it is made up of modular pieces, which together make a very personalized phone. You can change each and every module to fit your liking, such as a module to increase the battery capacity, or a module with a better camera. Personally I see that this is definitely is a beginning of a new era for mobile phones, and this is a huge threat to all the other mobile phone companies, right? Apple?


Sunscreen Pills

how-to-choose-sunscreen-27621

Are you bored of taking your time to put on your sunscreen every single time you go to the beach? Would you rather spend the time putting on your sunscreen on the beach or in the sea instead? British researchers have discovered the unique way coral protects itself from the harmful Ultra Violet (UV ) rays. They believe that this would lead to a revolution for sunscreens around the world.  Dr Paul Long, of King’s College London, said: “What we have found is that the algae living within the coral makes a compound that we think is transported to the coral, which then modifies it into a sunscreen for the benefit of both the coral and the algae.” He also stated that this would be reality within 5 years.

Discussion

2 responses to “Future is Now”

  1. Neko says:

    Welcome to DCC, Kanapat :) This Tesla demonstration is pretty impressive; from the designer standpoint, last week I read a very interesting article on ethical problems that come with self driving cars making decisions in critical situation, it’s an interesting read: http://www.technologyreview.com/view/542626/why-self-driving-cars-must-be-programmed-to-kill/

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.