Great. Thanks for your time.
I think I met him when I was at JPL two years ago.
Exactly. My friend, a Japanese guy, now working in JPL, is working on this. I visit him all the time, not now because it’s difficult, not possible. That’s another inspiration. He contributed to our event as well, which excites people, obviously.
I want to drive this forward. Basically, I will keep pushing. Perseverance is my approach. I’m never giving up. As I came here before, I hope to continue to seek your blessing as I try to make my mark here in Taiwan, your country.
…people love to live in Tokyo. Whenever I say, “Hey, you want to come work for us in Tokyo?” I don’t even know whether they want to work for us, or they want to be exposed to manga. It’s really crazy.
The manga helps because…
We’re very proud not for only ourselves, not for Japan, but Asia, because finally, we’re competing against the global market from Asia. That’s very important for us. Although we are a very diverse and international team…
The French guy said, “We are a Japanese company.” We should have a symbolic name to indicate that this is coming from Japan. You may know, but we are the only commercialized startup in the space arena that manage a commercialized satellite in Asia.
No, we decided everybody is doing that. That’s not cool. Just be simple.
There was a big debate. It’s your fault because we have a French people in our team as well.
It’s not an acronym.
We named our sublight GRUS bird. It’s [Japanese], a Japanese bird. We wanted to name it [Japanese] but [Japanese] is maybe difficult for people to pronounce. We decided to name it GRUS, which is also the name for [Japanese].
Fantastic. Great. I want to be efficient with your time.
I echo that and say we did an event last month with NASA in Tokyo, a physical event. Crazy. [laughs] That attracted obviously a lot of people. Of course, NASA is a little bit known than us. That helped. That was surprising. I’ll be interested in doing it here. My ...
Just a little bit.
He covers everywhere including Taiwan as well.
Luckily, NASA’s edge head is my good friend.
I’m sure you noticed, but one of the things I mentioned is hackathon because first of all, you need to know how to use it or you need to have a reason or inspiration to use the data. We’re thinking of organizing a hackathon here in Taiwan. What would be ...
You don’t want to talk to them?
We haven’t talked to.
I guess we’re talking to the right people.
People cannot read documents on the Web. There’s so many free information out there. People don’t get it. You get free education on the Web. I am always learning. Japan has a problem. Sorry, I just got carried away.
Hopefully that’s a good way for inspiring kids. I really feel that English is the key to knowledge. Global knowledge is based on English and that’s why I embrace English and that’s also a problem in Japan.
You don’t need to wait until that age. I’m passionate about having the opportunity if possible to inspire the next generation, although I have a little problem because I don’t speak Chinese, I only speak English. Maybe that could be an inspiration. Oh my God, I have to study English.
I just tell them, you want to be me. Study math, study whatever, hopefully when I’m still alive hit my door with…You don’t need to wait until you’re 20. Come with your knowledge when you’re 15, it’s OK. I started doing many things when I was a teenager.
We have that issue in Japan, people are not interested in science, I don’t know why. I’m a regular speaker at schools all the way to elementary school. I try to be a hero so that they think that he’s cool and how do I become him.
What you just mentioned excites me. I’m very passionate about the next generation. I want to inspire kids to study science because it’s going to change how they perceive life.
We are talking to…
They’re all excited and they said that they support the idea. They’re waiting for us to make this happen, basically.
Yeah. He loves the idea. We’re meeting next week on Wednesday. We’re meeting him. We have been meeting some of the users of the satellite data imagery.
Yes, the new NSPO director, Professor Wu, honestly, very crazy guy. I love crazy people. Crazy people is passionate people and people who can do something. Yes, we went to see him on Monday. He loves this idea. He promised that he’s going to try to find us a way ...
Exactly, but we know it’s going to be better. That was 20 years ago. I’m sure it’s now amazing. This is our passion. Basically, I’m here to share what we want to do together with my friends here and seek your advice. Thanks for the input that you just shared ...
Then they’re changing it.
What we found is that you need to impact the daily lives. How he’s going to make my life better today? Not everybody is visionary. We always see the future. I have been always seeing…
We have all these things. It’s amazing. We also want to introduce too our daily lives. That’s one of our passions. We want to create true impact today, so that people realize that, “OK, this technology actually works,” and then maybe explore more how to use it.
Humans are so interesting. They tried to build man made building until the border of this restriction. Everybody’s building, so it becomes a circular when you see from the top.
There’s so many interesting images that we take. For example, one area in the world, they have this restriction that you cannot build buildings near this mountain. You have this perfect circular situation when you see from the top, because there’s a restriction on how far you need to be ...
Absolutely. They do, but then sometimes good news. Right now, there are certain news that they’re interested in. For some reason, some of the things that we capture is not their interest. Maybe we’re not a good storyteller. Maybe we need to improve our story. [laughs]
We don’t know the right means to share. We do share through our SNS. We share through some of the media.
It’s something to think about. We do this in various areas around the world. We know for a fact that it does create some new framework in our cognitive thinking, but we haven’t been able to share. We should…
It’s amazing. We continue to monitor the refugee camps, for example, because it keeps growing and growing. We’re not doing anything, just keep capturing and visualizing it, and read the overview effect of seeing the camp growing annually, almost sometimes monthly.
Absolutely. Sometimes, we work on algorithm like crazy but simple visual already.
Imagining that this becomes true for millions of people, that really excites me. That’s why I want to do this. I have this passion, but I’m seeking advice from various people to see how we can push forward this. I’m confident that it’s going to change positively to the society ...
Their algorithm is going crazy because the amount of data that they’re feeding into, according to them, because they joined from somewhere else, it’s just unreal for some of them, coming from somewhere they had to pay for it.