Toilet of the future conserves water and space

by Mark R

homecore7-thumb-550x577-32329What you see there is the toilet of the future called the Home Core. Designed by Dang Jingwei, this futuristic commode was made for space conservation.

As you might be able to tell, the toilet actually comes with a sink attached. You can rotate the sink out of the way when you need to use the facilities, and then rotate it back to wash your hands when done. This toilet looks like it would be in Bruce Willis’ apartment from The Fifth Element. That movie took place in an overpopulated future where all space was conserved, so facilities like the shower and refrigerator took up the same space and could be shifted around when needed.

In addition to the space conservation, this toilet is also set up for water conservation. You know how your water goes down the drain and can get wasted? That doesn’t happen with this toilet.

In fact, the user can choose to use the sink water for flushing. So if you brush your teeth and want to have that water stored away, just hit the appropriate buttons and you’re good to go. There is an orange button for getting rid of the water, and green for saving it.

I sure hope we never live to see a future where everyone has to use a toilet like this. However, overpopulation and wasted water could take its toll.

Honestly, the best use of this toilet that I could think of for this present time is on an airplane. I mean, where else do you have to conserve space and water?

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Gadget Thumbnails for 21-Jan-2010 » Coolest Gadgets Says: January 21, 2010 at 10:01 pm

[…] Toilet of the future conserves water and space […]

Will Says: January 22, 2010 at 7:48 am

“I sure hope we never live to see a future where everyone has to use a toilet like this. However, overpopulation and wasted water could take its toll.”

This product makes perfect sense, right here, right now! Water conservation should be a primary concern for all global citizens. Storing sink water to be used later for flushing is a revolutionary idea. I think manufacturers such as American Standard and Kohler should look into incorporating this idea into their products.

In the not-to-distant future, wars will be waged based on scarcity of clean water. This is a finite resource that we’ve wasted throughout history and it’s time we devised means to conserve it.

Will

Stromm Says: January 24, 2010 at 2:39 pm

So, it doesn’t really save space as you have to keep space clear to rotate the sink.

“You can rotate the sink out of the way when you need to use the facilities, and then rotate it back to wash your hands when done.”

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