20+ Amazing Things Common for Asia but Too Futuristic for Western People

20+ Amazing Things Common for Asia but Too Futuristic for Western People

It often seems that the future
is born in the East. People here buy tickets to a concert with holograms, a
projection of a person at the airport gives advice to travelers, salt water is
used instead of batteries, and food is cooked in solar ovens. Maybe the secret
is in bravely experimenting with technology, as well as a dream to think
bigger, a passion for minimalism, or just a crazy imagination.
We at Bright Side have found
some odd things that are completely normal in the households of some Asian
countries. Maybe there’s something on this list that the residents of western
countries could adopt in the near future?
A backpack that cools down or
warms up the back and waist


20+ Amazing Things Common for Asia but Too Futuristic for Western People
There is a fan hidden inside
that either cools down or warms up the back or the waist. Additionally, there
is a USB port for charging your phone in this backpack. Cool weather jackets
with a warming effect and summer shirts with cooling effect are also sold in
stores.
A fluffy ball that washes the
floor and collects dust



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There is an outstanding fluffy
ball powered by batteries in the collection of ’Mocoro’ robotic cleaners. It
stands out because of its look and its simple navigation. This ball rolls on
the floor polishing the surface and collecting dust and hair with the help of a
microfiber cover. The cover is removable and can be easily cleaned in the
washing machine.
Diagnosing the body from the
inside without a single cut



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This technology is based on a
combination of a data analysis of the body’s condition and the 3D modeling of
tissue images. A computer processes information about a patient’s condition and
creates a projection of the body’s functions that is then broadcasted on the
patient’s body. The doctor works with this projection which allows them to see
the processes that are happening inside the body with the help of a stylus.
Ground coffee in sachets


20+ Amazing Things Common for Asia but Too Futuristic for Western People
While we keep drinking tea,
people in Japan brew natural coffee using sachets. Thanks to its very fine
grinding, pouring boiling water and waiting a couple of minutes is enough to
brew this drink. Some people apply the used bags to their eyes to decrease the
visibility of dark circles.
A film that protects shoes
from dirt and rain



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This device wraps shoes with
PVC film, replacing shoe covers in buildings. Some people use it in order to
not get wet feet when it’s raining. Users hope that in the future the company
will use biodegradable film.
Instant stain and dirt remover


20+ Amazing Things Common for Asia but Too Futuristic for Western People
A portable washing machine
that looks like a hair straightener can remove a stain on clothes within a
couple minutes. All you need to do is add some water to the device and put it
on the stain. The water that heats to 140°F in combination with ultrasound waves
removes the stain from the fabric.
Virtual assistants instead of
ordinary people



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At first, these virtual
assistants appeared on various sites and apps, now holograms and various human
projections are created in full life-size. These models have already started to
replace the information stands with living people at international airports.
A kit for customizable sandals
and slippers



20+ Amazing Things Common for Asia but Too Futuristic for Western People
There are 2 soles and several
straps available in the kit. It’s you who decides where and how to fix the
straps and whether you want to make sandals or flip-flops.
Fans with 3D-holograms


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These devices are used as
unique advertising pieces. They are often installed near stores, in malls, and
in cafes. Sometimes cosplayers buy them to complement their costumes with
special effects like, for example, Doctor Strange.
Interactive billiard table

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The computer calculates the
trajectory of the ball helping train the player. If the player is well-trained,
the table gets filled with the projection of an aquarium and the balls disperse
like moving fish.
Table tennis 2.0


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The projection highlights the
movement of the ball or creates additional tasks during the game. For example,
it projects spots that a player needs to hit with the ball. Not only was this
type of table tennis liked by the residents of China, but also by some British
men.
A lamp that runs on salt water


20+ Amazing Things Common for Asia but Too Futuristic for Western People
The lamp is good for emergency
situations and hiking. It doesn’t require any batteries — all you need to do is
pour salt water inside. The bulb will work for 80 hours from one fill.
Concerts with holograms

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The concerts with the use of
holograms are popular in South Korea. They give the feeling that live artists
are really there on the stage.

20+ Amazing Things Common for Asia but Too Futuristic for Western People
This technology is starting to
be implemented in the USA for recreating the concerts of celebrities who have
passed away like Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Tupac, etc.
A hanger that pulls smells out
of clothes



20+ Amazing Things Common for Asia but Too Futuristic for Western People
This was created for business
people and travelers. It can help greatly when one doesn’t have time for
washing or airing out clothing. The hanger pulls pollen, the smell of sweat,
tobacco, or food out of clothes within 5-6 hours, depending on the mode.
Glass that turns into a
monitor

20+ Amazing Things Common for Asia but Too Futuristic for Western People

A flexible 18-inch monitor
that can be rolled up or a built-in screen that looks like ordinary glass are
more progressive in developed Asian countries than we are used to imagining
them.
Unmanned convenience stores
with full self-service



20+ Amazing Things Common for Asia but Too Futuristic for Western People
This ’1-minute’ store in China
offers all the necessary goods and products at any time, on any day. In order
to get inside, you need to scan the code depicted on the monitor next to the entrance
door and enter your phone number in order to get a SMS confirmation code and
get access. After you enter the store, the door will be locked again.

20+ Amazing Things Common for Asia but Too Futuristic for Western People
Purchases are paid for at
self-checkout machines. In order to leave the store, you have to scan another
code at the exit door. There is video surveillance, as well as an alarm, in
these stores.
Math tutor app


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Not only does this app show
the correct answer, but it also shows a step-by-step solution if you aim the
camera at the task. Additionally, it explains which rules and formulas should
be used for the solution. Of course, the app can’t replace a teacher but it is
a good advisor while working at home.
A wooden table that can cook
your dinner



20+ Amazing Things Common for Asia but Too Futuristic for Western People
At first glance, it seems to
be an ordinary dinner table. But if you cover your plate that contains a piece
of raw meat or fish with a special transparent cover, it will start heating and
cooking the food.
Cotton candy that seems to be
made of clouds



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This is a new invention of
eastern confectioners — the machine tosses the cotton candy high in the air and
the operator catches it and rolls it on a stick. It’s both impressive and
dreamy.
No waiters, food is
automatically delivered to your table

20+ Amazing Things Common for Asia but Too Futuristic for Western People

The automatization of
processes in public restaurant chains helps save money on staff. Robots have
already started to accept orders, pick them up, and deliver them. Not only are
these machines popular in South Korean and Japanese restaurants, but in fast
food restaurants as well.


This system often saves space
because robots move along dining tables and not around customers.
Sausage in an omelet on a
stick, a spicy Snickers bar, and ’granny’s hair’ for dessert
The evolution of traditional
dishes and unique ways of serving them is something that you can easily find in
Asia. For example, a sausage on a stick wrapped in an omelet is a popular snack
in Indonesia. Sellers often work with only one device that cooks one particular
dish. For example, this machine is only used to cook eggs on a stick, while
this machine is used for making doughnuts and crispy pancakes.

20+ Amazing Things Common for Asia but Too Futuristic for Western People
’Granny’s hair’ (Rambut nenek)
is an Indonesian dessert that is made of flour and sugar fried in oil. Its
taste resembles something between halva and cotton candy. ’Granny’s hair,’
smoking lemonade and ice cream, and chips that taste like salted egg yolks are
eaten in South Korea, Singapore, and Indonesia, while Snickers bars with red
peppers and coconut sweets in the shape of worms are popular in China.
Food cooked with the sun

20+ Amazing Things Common for Asia but Too Futuristic for Western People

Portable devices that cook
food using solar energy are very popular in China. There are festivals held in
some cities where chefs compete in cooking the most sophisticated dish using a
solar oven.
U-turn circles for cars so
that drivers don’t have to back out of the garage



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People in Japan think about
the tiniest details. For example, you can see special circles in garages and in
parking lots that turn cars around. It eases the process for drivers, helping
them get out of garages without having to back up.
Which things mentioned above
do you find the most useful? Please tell us about it in the comments!
SOURCE:
BRIGHTSIDE
Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.