A 3-D Comfort Women World

South Korean comfort women during the war

Today, South Korean comfort women are still waiting for an apology from Japan as former comfort women from South Korea are now slowly passing away or dying one by one. The war may be over but justice has not yet been served according to the South Korean women who claim they still did not receive an apology from Japan. One South Korean old lady has grown to the age of 81 years old and claims that she was taken as a comfort women slave at the age of 15 years old. Her youth was taken away from her as was her womanhood and capacity to bear children because of the wounds she sustained when she was abused and beaten by Japanese soldiers. Many South Korean are still waiting for a type of apology. In today’s time, there are many other issues that governments from all over the world are trying to solve, such as problems of today’s time like poverty and corruption. However, the problems of the past are still of the present. South Korean comfort women have become a forgotten issue of the past and it is time to raise awareness of their plight so that many actions may be taken to correct these issues.

3-D walkthroughm a technology which can be used to raise awareness for South Korean comfort women

Some South Korean comfort women of today have become impoverished due to their lack of self-esteem and poor situation that they grew into when they were taken as comfort women. Today, we have new technology and innovation that can help raise awareness of the situation of these comfort women. A new technology has been on a rise with real estate companies in order to increase their sales. Redfin is a real estate company that is investing in heavy technology. We all can view pictures or videos from our homes that are somehow distorted in a slight way compared to how it is in real life. They introduced a 3D Walkthrough feature to the entire Chicago market. This technology allows one to take virtual tours at home. While this can be helpful for real estate companies, it can also be used to increase awareness for South Korean women. This technology could allow users of today to enter the virtual world of South Korean comfort women during the war times and help them see what it was like. Donations can be made after but of course, the ultimate course of action is to increase awareness and eventually acquire an apology from Japan to all the South Korean women who have suffered in the hands of the Japanese soldiers. Technology can help us raise awareness and make the world a better place.
Images from Archinect.com and BBC.com

Samsung’s Tizen

Samsung’s Tizen

 

Samsung actually has their own operating  system that hasn’t been popular with anybody at all, and isn’t even popular with their own brand. Android is actually open source and is actually free. Samsung can install it on all its Galaxy phones, Note mini-tablets, as well as other connected devices.  This helps Samsung earn a cut of Google’s mobile advertising. This is what makes it strange because if Samsung is already making it fine with Google’s Android operating system, why  would they still bother with their own operating system? Tizen is the operating system that Samsung  has tried many times to launch in development with Intel but has failed many times. Recently they revealed that instead of using the operating system for high-end flagship devices, it would instead chase more low-end devices in places like India which is considered part of an emerging markets.  Currently the mobile device market is dominated by Apple’s iOs and Google Android. Microsoft Windows Phone as well as the BlackBerry OS come in next. The senior director for mobile devices, content, and applications at ABI Research said that “If anyone can succeed at building that third ecosystem, it’s Samsung, they make their own CPUs, modems, displays, sofware, it makes sense that they would have a strategy to move away from Google, instead of locking themselves into something outside their own control”. It is a huge possibility though that Tizen could make it further as a successful oeprating system if it preys on certain devices where neither Apple nor Google are as entrenched.

 

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