The Fuel Needed For Flying Cars And Our Creative Mind

Flying cars that hover over the city, lights that turns off automatically after detecting that there’s no one left in the room and fireplace that lits up with a clap of hands. The future that has been depicted in the movies never failed to fascinate the inner child living within us. And we’ve all secretly (or not so secretly) wanted those cool gadgets.

The future is already here

Before we get overly excited, we need to take a moment to breathe and accept the fact that we’ve yet to build a flying car. Nonetheless, technology has advanced so much that any of us can perform stunts that can cause the jaws of the people from the 90s to drop multiple times, like answering the question of how high is the Mount Everest down to the decimal within seconds by searching the internet through a smartphone. There’s even a newly invented thermostat that will learn its owner’s habit and automatically switch on/off the air conditioner or heater to save energy and money.

What’s the fuel?

What brings us forward is the dire need of something. When the cavemen are out of food, they hunt. When the musicians have more to express, they turn the 88 keys on a piano that enable limitless combinations of melody. So when we are expending resources by the seconds, and every resource used is a penny spent, we innovate. Many new inventions that make us go “wow” these days are those who can do more while using less such as hybrid cars, energy saving lightbulbs, batteryless radio etc. So it’s rather safe to say “thinking green” is a good place to begin when innovating or inventing. Let the love for our Mother Nature then be the drive of our creative mind.

The International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (‘IGEM’) is an exhibition for entrepreneurs who innovate with green as a starting point to showcase their products. Aptly themed “Advancing Green Growth And Global Entrepreneurship”, IGEM 2013 continued to take the green lead in the region by gathering an outstanding ensemble of like-minded industry players and professionals from various sectors, public and private, big and small, local and foreign, new as well as established, to explore and seize the many opportunities from the exciting and emerging green market in the country and the region towards sustainable growth and development for the future.

Last year, the EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (‘EUMCCI’)’s EU Projects Desk coordinated the EU Pavilion at the IGEM 2013 for the 4th consecutive year. The EU Pavilion with the EU Business Lounge has constantly attracted VIPs and trade visitors from more than 60 countries and provided a platform for ideas sharing and various synergy.

For more information, please be sure to check out the EUMCCI page.