Tech Insider takes us on a tour inside Ikea’s Secret Future Lab – Space10. It’s a space in downtown Copenhagen where researchers are creating a sustainable future by changing the way we live, work, and eat. The lab aims to highlight and answer some of the biggest questions about our future, and explores everything from tech innovations, to affordable housing.
In the video we see the new SolarVille project, a 50:1 model village that produces self-sufficient and sustainable electricity. The model uses solar panels and blockchain technology to distribute solar energy around the village to those who need it, when they need it, and Space10 believes it could be a solution for the 1.1 billion people who have little or no electricity at all. While these futuristic projects are often technical, the managing director Kaave Pour hopes that Space10s ‘playful research’ approach will make them fun and accessible to everyone: “For many people, research is seen as a little bit boring, [it’s] facts and data, and nobody really seems to get super excited about it. We try to collaborate not just with data scientists and researchers and academics but with designers and creatives to translate [these ideas] into something that people give a damn about”.
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