#7 The Life Sack is a device that purifies water using Solar Water Disinfectant Process technology. This technology involves killing deadly contaminants through thermal treatment and UV-A-radiation.



lifesacksLife Sack has a dual purpose of food transporter and water purifier. The bag is filled with grains and sent to communities in developing countries. When the grains are emptied from the bag, it can be filled with water. The sack has also been designed with backpack straps for easy transporting of water from source to community.

#6 The Solar Ball is a cylindrical shaped device that utilizes the power of the sun to purify water.

#5 The LIFESAVER – Jerrycan is a large water purification jug that could be of great use to everyone from campers to inhabitants of remote villages.

#4 LifeStraw is a water filter designed to be used by one person to filter water so that they may safely drink it. It filters a maximum of 1000 litres of water, enough for one person for one year.

#3 UTECHA billboard provides drinking water to whomever needs it – producing water out of thin air for the community.

#2 HOPE project – SU scientists develop a high-tech ‘tea bag’ filter for cleaner water



#1 Dean Kamen’s Sling Shot – The Slingshot is a water purification device created by inventor Dean Kamen. Powered by a Stirling engine running on a billboard-drinkable-watercombustible fuel source, it claims to be able to produce clean water from almost any source.
Kevin Russell, who also goes by the moniker “The Techno-Optimist”, is a transhumanist, philosopher, futurist, researcher, lecturer, founder of Simulet, and the Executive Director of Serious Wonder.

this essay was first published at Serious Wonder HERE