Bill Gates: "The most important developments in sanitation in about 200 years."
IDEA: Microsoft founder Bill Gates made his mark on Beijing this week in Beijing. And there was no normal brushed metal rectangle that would cost you a monthly salary.
Instead, Gates proudly showed a sealed jar of poo.
And it was one of the most interesting and potentially life-changing project announcements I've encountered in a long time.
The stuntman attempted to reinvent the toilet. In his jar, the billionaire's deputy expressed his commitment to the project – he explained to the room that a single stool could contain 200 trillion Rotavirus particles, 20 billion Shigella bacteria, and 100,000 parasitic worm eggs.
It is easy to see why more than half of the world's population is unable to access safe sanitation, and why Gates's technology industry needs to step in.
The aim of this project is to increase the availability and affordability of out-of-grid toilets that can remove pathogens from human wastes.
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During the event, 20 new bugs were killed, the off-grid toilet was uncovered. Each will get more investment than Gates' help.
”The technologies you see here are the most important developments in sanitation in about 200 years, tekn said Gates, who has invested $ 200 million in clean waste and sanitation.
The project is not critical.
With some complaints, the products in the fair were too expensive to distribute to the underdeveloped countries that need most off-the-grid bathrooms. Others were frustrated that well-financed universities in the rich countries constituted the majority of the 20 products exhibited.
Gates estimates that the rediscovered toilets will be at least ten years before they reach the most needy.
NETFLIX TRICK PROVIDES CONTROL APPLICATION WITH YOUR FACE
This is something I noticed this week. Netflix showed a new feature called EyeNav, which allows users to control video playback using their eyes and face gestures.
EyeNav was disassembled in a short (and cheerfully) video that a Netflix developer was using to control his eyes using only his screen. The video continues to pause a video by passing the developer through more than one Netflix screen and pasting the language.
Watching this video was a conspicuous experience for me.
Unfortunately, EyeNav is not an official feature of the iOS Netflix application. And it may never happen. Netflix, which has benefited from Apple's relatively new FaceID technology, was developed every two years on Hack Day.
This is embarrassing.
Combining Apple's sophisticated face detection hardware and software with application navigation is not really something at the moment.
I would like to see more application developers taking advantage of this new input capability. It will be very useful for anyone who fights motor skills.
SAMSUNG FOLDING SMARTPHONE … ONE ICT GIMMICKY
Last week, I received the news that Royole launched the world's first bendy smartphone. This week, Samsung meant something very similar. A foldable smartphone.
The new phone, a prototype with no official name, had a 7.3-inch screen that opened and closed like a book. Samsung is looking for the Infinity Flex Display screen and at least 300,000 times the news screen.
The idea behind the foldable phone is pretty simple. Samsung wants to give customers a tablet-sized display that can fit in your pocket.
The demo was really short. However, you can clearly see that the phone folds neatly without breaking or breaking quality. When turned off, a secondary display on the front activates, allowing users to operate the device regularly (even if in bold).
Everything feels so good to be honest, "we are too" and cheating. I do not see a demand for such technology. And there is absolutely no appetite for the phone, which is folded an inch thick. The technology is impressive, but it's about it.
It seems that Samsung is not in a position where this phone is ready to offer to the mass market. Or leave more information about the technology. The sly preview was probably a reaction to the news from Royole last week.