You may have heard about a little deep sea diving event this past weekend, involving a 7-hour solo journey to the deepest known point in Earth’s oceans. Quite the feat considering only two people have ever reached the base of the Mariana Trench before – Swiss engineer Jacques Piccard and U.S. Navy Capt. Don Walsh in 1960.
Who was the lucky or unlucky (depending on your phobias) submariner the third time around? Was it an oceanographer, a marine biologist or a… filmmaker? Wait… What? Did you say filmmaker?
Yes, as it turns out, the man who brought us time-travelling robots also happens to be the third man to ever reach the lowest point in our oceans – James Cameron.
It is actually not as strange as it initially seems. Cameron actually has quite an extensive background in oceanography. Over the years he has accumulated 72 deep-sea submersible dives. Thirty-three of those dives have been to the wreckage of the Titanic, a favorite subject of his.
Read more about the spectacular dive here.
He isn’t only a Hollywood director; Cameron is a modern day pioneer and explorer. His personal efforts have led to the development of new 3D filming systems as well as underwater and remote filming technology. He is even on the science team for the Mars Science Laboratory.
James Cameron and Iridia
As a world-renowned director, one would think Cameron would be satisfied, but that is where he stands apart. He understands that innovation is the future. That’s where he ties in so closely with us here at Iridia.
It is not enough to simply be great at what you do. Sometimes you need to create something new to advance your vision and the vision of others around you.
Being satisfied shouldn’t prevent you from moving forward. At Iridia we wouldn’t achieve our vision is we sat back and said “this is good enough.”
Innovation is the key to continued growth and relevance in the marketplace. At Iridia, we constantly look for creative ways to change, solve problems and find solutions, both internally and for our clients.
“There are many talented people who haven’t fulfilled their dreams because they over thought it, or they were too cautious, and were unwilling to make the leap of faith.” – James Cameron