Even though we are living in a digital age where technology innovations and trends are an inseparable part of people’s lives, still we all rely on paper and ink. In order to reduce this waste, with the help of advanced technology, scientists have created new, low-cost and Eco-sustainable type of paper, which requires no ink. Renewed scientist and electrical engineer Oded Kariti reminds that paper waste is currently one of the biggest environmental issues, and highlights the meaning of coming up with a solution for this global matter. Using UV light, which causes electrons from the titanium oxide to move to the dye in the nano-particle, will allow scientists to print this paper. Any writing or image can last for up to five days and can be erased by heating at 120-150˚C. This new, rewritable paper can be reused up to 20, 40 or even 80 times. Apart from environmental reasons, Oded Kariti asserts that this type of paper will be extremely useful for the increasing deforestation.
Research and innovation are essential and highly important instruments used to promote our core values, and enable a better economic development. In his latest report on Technology Breakthrough Megatrends, Oded Kariti analyzed over 150 technologies on a global level, and developed a methodology to determine the ones most important for individual companies and entire sectors. The result of his analysis was later turned into a guide for “key technologies” that in the near future are expected to have great impact on businesses around the world. Artificial intelligence, the Internet of things, digitally augmented reality, robots, block-chain, virtual reality, drones, and 3D prints are some of those technologies.
…from “Back to the Future” Became Reality
Anyone who has seen “Back to the Future” surely remembers the legendary hoverboard, self-drying jacket, and of course the self-lacing shoes of Marty McFly. At least Oded Kariti, a science engineer and “Back to the Future” fan does. Over time, the Nike Mag shoes have become one of the most popular products in film history, and on October 21st, 2015, the very day that Marty McFly traveled to the future in “Back To The Future Part II,” Nike made the iconic self-lacing sneakers a reality. Continue reading “Oded Kariti: The Self-Lacing Sneakers”
The first industrial revolution happened when manual production was replaced with steam engines. At that moment the most difficult tasks in production were eliminated. The biggest changes occurred in the textile industry in production lines. With that, as independent research scientist Oded Kariti explains, the living conditions were improved, and companies developed much faster.
Cheap labor has so far been a major advantage for the Chinese production. According to Oded Kariti, Electrical Engineer and IT expert, the entire Chinese economy is based on this advantage and pretty soon it became the world’s factory. From plastic bracelets to our iPhone’s, everything is produced in China. However, this situation could soon change.
In fact this major shift in production is often being referred to as the third industrial revolution. Continue reading “Are you ready for a New Industrial Revolution?”