* Date : 2018-12-13
Money Monster Episode 28
Rise of "air technology" as a high-tech industry
Air fryer has created a huge sensation in the domestic home appliances market this year. It has become one of the most-searched subjects on the internet, in the field of home appliances. And the product often used to be out of stock. It has gained explosive popularity as it can cook by circulating hot air around the food, without using oil. A lot of advanced technologies that make use of air have been introduced to a wide range of areas and it has contributed to improving the quality of people's lives. Air shower booth, which can get rid of dust by using high-pressure air, has been actively introduced to industrial sites as well as hospitals and postnatal care centers. Considering the rise of fine dust issue, it has been introduced to help patients or babies with weak immune systems stay healthy. The construction field has also made utmost efforts to build an air purification system including air shower as part of an effort to provide a clean residential space. When a house owner enters home, IoT technology can recognize it and air shower system is automatically turned on at the entrance. Also, a service that can sense the invisible fine dust in the house and automatically turns on the air purifier and ventilator, has been developed. Aside from purifying the air, air technology has been applied to the agricultural sector in order to grow various kinds of crops more effectively. It is a solution that raises plants by hanging the roots in the air. The water and nutrient solutions are stored and delivered to the plants through pipes. It can boost productivity and enables the cultivation of crops regardless of the season. We introduce the growing significance of air technology which can be applied to a wide range of fields and enhance the quality of people's lives.
Media facade, collaboration of lights and technologies
Media facade has been in the spotlight as a new media platform that promotes collaboration between buildings and art. The collaboration of media and IT has already emerged as a new trend in the global construction industry, and it has led to the creation of related markets. Also, it has garnered a lot of attention as an interactive media platform which can attract the participation from the public. A lot of new attempts have been made to combine media facade with cutting-edge technologies. A new genre that can boost communication with the audience has been created by combining imaging technology and performances including music and dancing. At a farewell ceremony of the inter-Korean summit, a performance that applied media facade technology to the surface of a building was introduced and it has garnered a lot of attention. Butterflies and flowers which mean harmony and peace appeared on the screen. And the past, present and future of the Korean peninsula delivered through the images produced a deep impression on the audience. Moreover, media facade has been applied to the spaces that enable active communication with people. By making use of a dome-shaped surface of Gwangmyeong Cave as a screen, a media facade performance has been provided to the audience. A differentiated marketing strategy that emphasized the local characteristics has been promoted. And it has contributed to improving the tourism industry of the region and vitalizing the local economy as well. Media facade has also played a significant role for urban restoration. We explore media facade, which has created a variety of higher added values.
Korean smart farming leading the global market
Smart farming enables the monitoring of growing conditions and introduction of an optimal environment regardless of time and space. Considering the establishment of an automated and information-oriented environment, the domestic agricultural sector has developed advanced technologies instead of using imported technologies. Smart greenhouse is one of the examples. By analyzing the weak points of the existing greenhouses, the optimal growing environment for tomatoes has been established. The multi-variable controller, which can be controlled automatically, has been installed. It can check the temperature or the humidity level in real time with a smartphone. Also, as the farm owner can control the amount of nutrients necessary for the crops, it has led to the stable production of agricultural goods. Thanks to the introduction of a smart farming solution, the annual production per 3.3 square meters has reached 120 kilograms, which is about 1.5 times higher than general farms that grow tomatoes. Therefore, more than half of the products have been exported to overseas countries and it has led to the increased profits as well. The domestically developed technologies for smart farming have brought about positive changes to the farms that grow mushrooms, which are generally sensitive to the surrounding environment. It has suggested a solution for people who are preparing to operate their own mushroom farms. Gimje, Jeollabuk-do Province, has recently been designated as a Smart Farm Innovation Valley. And it has been teaching advanced smart farming technologies to young people who want to start or return to farming. We look into smart farming, which has emerged as a leading technology in the global agricultural industry.