World Ch. Schedule : WED 07:30 KST
* Date : 2019-02-28
Along with the popularization of AR and VR technologies, a lot of realistic contents have garnered a lot of attention. And the related technologies have also been in the spotlight. Motion capture is one of the examples. It has been widely used when producing computer graphics. Real-time production of computer graphics has become possible thanks to the application of the technology. The data on the actor's facial expressions and gestures can be applied to a character from the animation, and computer graphics can be created in real time. And it has enabled the creation of sophisticated images by realizing more natural movements in comparison to the images created based on the existing skills. Motion capture technology has also paved a new path for the VR industry. In case of the existing VR contents, participants only used a certain part of their body including hands or head when enjoying games. However, as a motion capture technique can reproduce the entire body, it has increased the immersion level of users. Moreover, motion capture has been introduced to the field of sports industry. By reproducing the muscular movements of a user, it has created a private coaching service platform. A wearable sports sensor can correct wrong exercise habits and maximize the effect of exercise. We introduce motion capture, a technology that can reproduce the movements of objects in real time and increase the immersion level.
Strawberry, which has continuously gained popularity among a lot of consumers, has been cultivated with the seeds imported from Japan, which require large amount of royalties. So it has been a huge financial burden on farmers. However, the development of Seolhyang and Arihyang strawberry, which are the varieties developed in Korea, has vitalized the domestic market. High-quality seeds can provide nutritious food to the tables of consumers. And it can create huge economic benefits for the country as well as related businesses. Therefore, a lot of domestic research institutes and seed companies have made a lot of efforts to develop high-quality seeds. Tissue culture technology which can help cultivate the tissues in a laboratory and molecular breeding technology, which can distinguish high-quality varieties by analyzing genes have contributed to reducing the seed development period. As a result, a lot of high-quality varieties including strawberry and cabbage have been developed. And they are expected to be introduced to overseas markets. There is a government institution that has taken care of preserving and managing the seeds. It has stored the seeds so that they can be immediately used for cultivation. We look into the seed industry, which has emerged as a promising field in a lot of different countries and industrial areas.
Along with the changing lifestyles of consumers, "fakesumer" which refers to consumers who prefer reasonable substitutes has emerged as a popular trend. Fakesumer is a newly introduced compound word of fake and consumer. It refers to consumers who consume fake products in the fields of fashion, food and culture as a way to follow their own values. Fake fur is one of the items that has been preferred by fakesumers. Along with the growing interest in animal welfare issues, fake fur, which is made of processed textiles instead of genuine animal fur, has gained a lot of popularity. The rise of fakesumers can be found in the field of travel. Instead of going on a trip which takes much time and costs a lot of money, consumers can feel like they are traveling by visiting cafes or restaurants with a concept of travel destinations. The meat made of soy has also obtained a lot of popularity among fakesumers. The taste and appearance look like real meat, so it has become popular among vegetarians and general consumers. We explore fakesumer as a rising consumption pattern that puts top priority on valuable consumption.