Tuesday, March 06, 2012

More Brain Drain

I don't think I need to say much more about this as it is common knowledge by now. This is just another classic example of the effects of brain drain in Malaysia:
Malaysia-born Ren Ng is revolutionising photography with his Lytro light-field camera.

The Australian has developed a new technology for the mass market that allows anyone to adjust the focal point of digital photographs after they have been taken, and without having to fiddle with Photoshop or other image-editing tools. 
The hand-sized digital point-and-shot camera looks like a torchlight; its key feature is what the California-based company calls “shoot now, focus later”. 
In an interview with the New York Times last year, Lytro chief executive Ng described the images as “interactive, living pictures” due to their ability to be manipulated. 
The Lytro achieves this trick with a special sensor called a micro lens array, which puts the equivalent of many lenses into a small space.
The camera was listed as Time magazine’s “50 best inventions” in its November 17 edition last year. 
Ren Ng is currently an Australian. One can only wonder what made his parents migrate to Australia when he was nine.