by Mark R
Anyone remember what Luke Skywalker did on Tatooine before he joined the Rebellion? Well, besides going to the Hitachi station and look at power converters, he was a moisture farmer. That’s right, his planet was so hot that his family had to resort to pulling water from the air.
It appears Star Wars technology has been brought to life with the AquaMaker AM10. It can generate potable water from moisture harvested from the air. In fact, it can get up to 36 liters in 38 hours.
That’s pretty good, and I’m guessing that these will probably be put in offices everywhere, and we can all say: “Hey, Culligan Man, I don’t need you anymore, so take you and you’re annoying ads and get out of here”.
But why stop with just offices? Aren’t there people in the world that don’t get enough water to drink? Don’t these people deserve a chance at fresh water just like we do? As God as my witness, they will never go thirsty again! I see a world where there is an AquaMaker AM10 in every corner of the desert. Especially when the AquaMaker AM10 has an air filter that removes dust, spores, and bacteria, which can clean the air, for crying out loud.
I believe the price-tag is about $1,200, along with a $15 per day operating price. That might be a little too expensive to scatter them about. At least for now.
Via Boing Boing