World Ch. Schedule : WED 07:30 KST
* Date : 2018-09-06
A thermal imaging camera, which was used for night fighting or a scene of war in a thick fog, has recently been popularized along with the advancement of private companies into the market as well as the development of commercial products. It has garnered a lot of attention as it has overcome the limitations facing the videos filmed with CCTVs and black boxes. Along with the popularization of smartphones, compact thermal imaging camera was developed and it has been applied to a wider range of industrial areas. Thanks to the collaboration with drones, it has enabled the monitoring of spaces where people are difficult to access. Also, drones with a thermal imaging camera have been used for the monitoring of solar panels or transmission towers that can't be easily monitored with the naked eye, and it can prevent energy loss more effectively. Moreover, it has been applied to automobiles and contributed a lot to reducing the number of traffic accidents. It can help identify the objects especially at night, when car accidents mainly occur. We report on the thermal imaging camera, which has strengthened its competitiveness in the rapidly changing market.
The government has recently made ceaseless efforts to introduce local currency, which can revive the economy by boosting transactions within local districts and increasing the income. It attracts voluntary participation by promoting coexistence between small business owners and local residents. A lot of local governments have actively developed local currencies, which can be used like a credit card through mobile devices. Incheon has recently issued the first electronic local currency that can be used only in Incheon Metropolitan City. It can accelerate consumption and increase the sales of small business owners as well. Also, Nowon-gu district has implemented a blockchain-based Nowon Local Currency. One NW(Nowon) is worth one Korean Won, so people can use it like cash when purchasing products or save it through volunteer and donation activities. Nowon Local Currency has created an economic value through the social activities of the local residents. We introduce the expansion of local currencies which have boosted consumption and improved social values at the same time.
People are now living in an era that can turn imagination into reality. And 3D printer has taken the lead in the market as it has been applied to a variety of different fields including manufacturing, medicine and construction. The global 3D printing market, which used to be a 6 billion dollar market in 2016, is expected to reach about 26 billion dollars by the year 2022. Also, service sector has played a leading role for the popularization of 3D printer. There is a laboratory where people can freely produce a variety of different items by making use of a 3D printer. Anyone can turn their creative ideas into reality by using special equipment, so it has captivated the tastes of consumers. Also, an increasing number of companies have provided a 3D printing service. People who want to create and possess their own three-dimensional contents based on their ideas have visited a place that provides a 3D printing service. We explore the 3D printing market, which used to be considered as a main growth engine for the manufacturing sector and has strengthened its position as the core of the sharing platform.