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ScienceDaily (Aug. 15, 2012) — There are 2.6 billion people in the world who have no access to a decent toilet. An interdisciplinary team of Swiss aquatic researchers and designers from Austria won with their invention as part of the 'Re-invent the Toilet' competition, sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation a special recognition award. The new toilet model will provide a sanitary solution that ensures human dignity and hygiene, while also being environment-friendly and economically feasible. All for less than five cents per day and person.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120815082705.htm

Holy crap, if I may say so biggrin.gif
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Holy crap indeed. Its really funny that even with all our technology the humble toilet has not really evolved since the roman times. Well until now that is.
    
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I think that in the future the toilet will be connected to facebook so you get the "i took a dump" status update from the idiots that want everyone to see their lifes minute by minute.
    
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Needs no connection to water supply. They have had those for a very long time, they called it a hole in the ground.
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Ug. It reuses water that's been filtered through a membrane and cleaned with solar powered electrodes. Just imagine this toilet after a couple years when the membrane hasn't been replaced and the solar panels have been stolen. Sounds awfully high tech and complicated for something the third world is supposed to benefit from.
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I still use a hole in the ground. I bring a shovel with me for public areas where there is no hole. I make the hole.
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Guess Old yeller needs to find a new dog bowl. frown.gif
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Now, if the toilet converted poop into energy to recharge smartphones, then I'd be impressed.
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Originally Posted by Bit_reaper View Post

Holy crap indeed. Its really funny that even with all our technology the humble toilet has not really evolved since the roman times. Well until now that is.

Making stuff up off the top of our head are we?


I find the integrated focus on the economics of this system to be quite interesting.
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haha, i just read this @ Science Daily yesterday


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Ug. It reuses water that's been filtered through a membrane and cleaned with solar powered electrodes. Just imagine this toilet after a couple years when the membrane hasn't been replaced and the solar panels have been stolen. Sounds awfully high tech and complicated for something the third world is supposed to benefit from.

I wonder, What exactly do you think "the Third World" is?

It is not a term for Poor Countries.


Anyway. Will this replace the good old Out-House? Doubful.

People have an Outhouse for a reason, because its Dirt Cheap!
Its as Cheap as.. Well what Goes into the Hole!

But man your right, after a few years, most likely gonna be the nastiest thing you ever walked into.

Now when will they invent anti-tip porta John, thinking.gif
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