MPOWERD Luci Light

In the past century, life expectancy was less than 35 years, 94% of the global population lived in extreme poverty, and less than 20% of the population was literate. Fast forward to the present day where human life expectancy is over 70 years, less than 10% of the global population lives in extreme poverty, and over 80% of people are literate. And onto the future where it’s estimated that by 2050 there will be 9 billion people to feed, clothe, transport, employ, educate and, of course, create new tech for.

Ideally tech of the future will be accessible to everyone. Currently new technology is transforming the world, improving global human welfare everyday. Take the self-driving car, which takes aim at dramatically reducing the number of car-related injuries per year (that number is currently at 1.25 million casualties). Or even the smartphone, which 80% of adults on earth will have by 2020. So even in the most remote village in the world, we have better mobile communication than the president did 25 years ago.

But these are all part of a bigger whole. What about future technology that is changing the world for a smaller market? Here with me to discuss future tech is Easton LaChappelle, founder and CEO of Unlimited Tomorrow, which uses 3D scanning, printing, and AI, to create realistic and advanced robot limbs for amputees. Also with me is Seungah Jeong, President and CEO of MPOWERD, inflatable solar lights that helps those without access to electricity.