Chapter 3 Ingenuity from Moderate Inferiority and Poverty 3.1.3 Continuation 3.1.3.２ Learn from Nobel Prize Winners
In 2002, two Japanese won the Nobel Prize at the same time. This prize winning may have something to do with the number 2002. Aside from that arbitrary guess, as you know, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Professor Emeritus Koshiba of the University of Tokyo, and the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Mr. Tanaka, a Shimadzu's salaryman researcher (at the time of the announcement of the award). They often told us to have dreams at the press conference after the award was decided. This may suggest that if we continue to have dreams and a sense of purpose, we can approach the realization of our dreams.
Mr. Tanaka's award winning proved that people can win the Nobel Prize even in applied research and commercialization research. This also proved that office workers can win the Nobel Prize even in in-house research. I had big interest in it as a technician in the sense that a life as a researcher would be evaluated. Like many Tanaka fans, I watched newspaper articles, TV news and news reports related to Mr. Tanaka with great interest. I also clipped the articles and recorded the TV shows.
They have taught us a lot. They are to be good for the world, to keep dreams, to work hard every day, not to be afraid of failures and to challenge insane.
I have developed Setsuden-mushi (a profit-making device) with the big dream of reducing standby electricity consumption by 1 million kilowatts (comparable to one large nuclear power plant) to protect the global environment and energy resources. This Setsuden-mushi (a profit-making device) is a device that turns on the power switch only when sending and receiving to the facsimile machines that are waiting. They normally continue to consume standby electricity all the time. This is a unique technique that eliminates the power consumption of the facsimile machine while waiting for reception. Eleven years have been since I proposed this to the world in June 2005.
This technology should be useful not only in Japan but all over the world. I have survived the last 11 years with a strong will to make this technology useful. I have live up to now with the motto "persistent, serious, slow, without wasteful and risky money". The reason I'm so persistent is that I have a real experience when I was little.
There is an idea that standby electricity consumption is a necessary waste and a necessary evil when considering convenience. For the people with disabilities, that makes a lot of sense. It is considered an essential energy use rather than a necessary waste.
The above is difficult to decide whether it is convenient or idle for humans who have no physical inconvenience. This is a controversial point. If the limited earth resources and energy are consumed to push through the idleness, it is a tragedy for the offspring. A life that doesn't think about the future and doesn't think about offspring is nothing but selfishness. We need to rethink.
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