Ideas

Below are random ideas I’ve conjured up over the years (interesting and odd). I’m open to collaborating on ideas that could lead to mutual wealth through a partnership. For other concepts, see Writings. As the ideas pile up, I will attempt to organize them by category. -Jason Liszkiewicz

  • April 2016: AI personality choices in self-driving cars to fit your mood, similar to the movie “Her.”
  • April 2016: Windshield patch sensor detecting raindrops to increase or decrease windshield wiper speed
  • April 2016: Variety of choices for voices added to a map program (mainly for drivers) + GPS programmed for days of the week or what the weather forecast will be, or based on where you are in the city.
  • March 2016: Programmed dog and cat toy balls…think automated vacuum but much faster (high-speed/varied speeds) with patterns that can be programmed and highly durable to endure chewing, impact/crushing, dropping. DRONE BALL
  • March 2016: Lidar-equipped drones to scan areas
  • March 2016: Heated rods/coils snaking on roof or under roof to melt the weight of snow that can damage parts of the roof.
  • Feb. 2016: Mobile phone case with pull-out corner handle for reading e-books more comfortably.
  • Feb. 2016: Accelerometer(s) + a scanner under vehicle connected to a GPS. When the vehicle rolls over a pothole of a particular size range, the pothole is mapped online for all to see.
  • Feb. 2016: An edge of Tire to protect against curve
  • Jan. 2016: Retrofit cafes that cater to laptoppers with solar charging stations so that laptoppers feel better about recharging using “clean energy” Free for customers, charge non-customers.
  • Jan. 2016: (snow) Vehicle side-covers to protect from snow plows.
  • Jan. 2016: Snow collection and dump at parks to then melt down snow into usable water for watering landscapes.
  • 11/21/15: Call subscription on advice, finding info, appointments, reservations, delivering messages and ? Assistance, research, digital errands for fantastic burden relief
  • GPS + geo-location audio encyclopedia from oldest known sources to most current. Just like in museums, but instead for anywhere in the world. The world as the museum accessible via audio (and beyond).
  • Health and beauty store organized by body segments. Example: face section would have facial products along with foods known to be good for skin.
  • 2015: Mobile phone sheath (neoprene with see-thru + touchable screen cover) with a loop that can hold a clip/lanyard for attaching to a variety of places to hold temporarily. I found that this would have been useful while seated in an airplane and not wanting to put my device in the seat pocket or another pocket.
  • Air pollution/health status sensors and filtration in offices & vehicles.
  • Referral-credit system to provide benefits for those who share useful info with others who then buy into a product or service.
  • Fuel exhaust from idling vehicles is an unhealthy problem outside of hospital patient & guest drop-off points. A system is needed to remove this fuel exhaust from the drop-off points.
  • Data mining usernames from FB, G+, Twit, Reddit and having an alphabetical list. The most creative & humorous names could be used for naming products, services, project names, etc.
  • LOTION/SOAP PUMP: Arch pump design OR encased vertical pump that operates as a button pressed into a cylinder OR a slide side pump like a mini keg tap with more style OR bulb (silicone) button push pump; bulb covers an embedded pump stem.  QUESTION: What’s the most produced/used pump dispenser that could be replaced by better design?  License to other companies.
  • Variety of noise-makers that are color-coded for studio audiences or at events to use for signalling/responding to something with a differing sound.
  • Nov. 2015: Semi-weighted vibration device with Bluetooth strapped to a dog acting as a remote leash.
  • 11/16/15: VISUALLY IMPAIRED: Lidar projects from eyeglasses  (or camera with object recognition) connected to earphones & software to direct visually impaired people as they walk (using language or sounds for left, right, stop, slow, etc).  Also: Online streaming camera from eyeglasses connected to “AI” (enter Watson-like system?) which directs visually impaired person while walking.  Also: Eyeglasses camera with  face location-based puffs of air or levels of vibration to indicate distance & speed of obstacles. Also: Cap with vibrations. Also: Night walking would involve lasers projected downward to warn others of the approaching person or shoes with LEDs around perimeter & tip of walking stick. Simple button on email to record & send a voice msg.
  • Nov. 2015: LANGUAGE (research popular apps) Language learning application combining mouth/tongue movements, audio, dictionary/thesaurus, topics organized by “tree/bush,” self-study to levels of human help (designed for Chinese, drill TH,L,V,R & similar words lie/fly), includes sending questions & facetime/audio msg chat–QQ/WeChat, LiveABC edited writings format/employ ppl to micro-edit). Send custom mp3’s for practice. Simple “send pronunciation” feature to record & send for correction).  Charge for mini-packages designed according to practical application (biz to conv). Choose your instructor-assistant.
    3D scanning inside the mouth during pronunciation & animate it. Inside USA txt msg service using something similar to ChaCha’s limit format & FrontlineSMS.
    11/19/15: Add to LANGUAGE APP: Camera plug-in button for recording audio that attaches to the photo for “DIY photo-audio flashcards.” Could also merge a dictionary with photo gallery, but the point is for people to create their own audio photo galleries to make more of a personalized impression on one’s memory.
  • Oct.2015: Cannabis growers without land connecting with people who have land who are willing to designate part of it for cannabis, with each getting a percentage of the profits.
  • Attachment for mobile device (clip, velcro, or lanyard + neoprene or soft mesh sleeve?) to clip to the outside of various hand-bags so you don’t have to dig the mobile device out of the bottom of the bag.
  • Sept.2015: Hotel room application that tracks elevators so that guests on upper floors can see the location of their elevator before leaving their room so that they don’t have to wait in front of the elevator doors.
  • Sept. 2015: Solar-powered mobile charger stations placed at tourist beach spots.
  • 09/04/15: Virtual reality goggles that are part of a laptop that you pull out to see something, then they retract back into the laptop “seamlesssly.”
  • 08/24/15: Service that arranges brunches, lunches & dinners between people who cannot attend In-person. The service has an online planner menu, locations, etc and they set-up the meal & real-time video display table-side so you can share meals with people not present.
  • 08/24/15: Heat-safe (silicone?) material put over the edge of a spoon to prevent the annoying clinging sound while stirring a beverage in a mug/cup, fits any standard teaspoon.
  • 08/21/15: Virtual receptionist-type phone application with 3 features:
    1. After someone calls, you press a button that opens the call and activates a sound file of your voice in the exact way you would want to answer every call.
    2. A virtual receptionist that answers when you press one button, wait for the caller to reply, then press another button for “Yes, let me get him/her for you,” or some variation of this (then press the 1st feature hello button).
    3. When a call begins, icons & reminders appear from a gallery/menu aside from a particular ringtone to lift-up your mood before a call.
  • Contact lens case for disposable contacts with scrollable months & dates to remind you of the date to dispose of the contacts. 3 mini-scrolls (similar to a combination lock) at the front of the case.
  • 08/20/15: Tiny 8-way video camera with 8 sensors (?) and a programmable motion sensor switch (program size & distance before activating the camera) that you plant in nature (stake in the ground & claw with flexible neck) to capture the activities of creatures up-close. This can be plugged into any smartphone/screen to view.
  • 2015: Photography-related: A phone display you can turn on (or slide out, or attach) that’s on the back-side of a phone. When taking a photo of someone, the display shows a variety of humorous things to make people laugh before snapping a shot (audio optional) to improve the quality of the smiles 🙂
  • Holographic ad (animated & not) taking up an entire side of a bus that makes it look like XYZ to where the bus is no longer recognizable (with safety in mind, of course).
  • TV-B-Gone flash mobs roaming cities turning off tv’s blaring throughout bars and other places.
  • GPS-based alarm clock application that can be programmed to wake you up in time to get off at your train or bus stop.
  • Alarm clock that sends vibrations so as not to wake-up others with sounds not intended for.
  • Anti-bird sounds to keep birds away from an area (preventing bird feces and nesting).
  • Hemp paper company focused on making paper, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins
  • Solar-powered summer umbrella with fan water spritzer underneath for cooling.
  • Bamboo pull-up bar kit, threading reinforced, replicate existing metal structures using bamboo and reinforced threading/lock-tight method
  • Fall 2015: Growth tracking system: Scanning a greenhouse as a whole each day + moisture sensors, light, etc. Agri-surveillance turned into 3D data visualization.
  • Voting app to vote on music played in bars
  • Mobile “greenhouse vending machine” with seeds, seedlings + instructions to get more people interested in raising seedlings into large thriving plants. Can also include relations with bees and butterflies.
  • Horizontal zip-line (no incline) in a park, unlimited ride ticket for one day.
  • Sensor that transmits data to mobile device after swallowed to view various activities in your body
  • Hemp dental floss + reusable hemp-plastic dispenser
  • December 2015: Mini-projector with tripod/stand that you aim towards a blank wall or anything that can be used as a “screen.” This connects to a mobile phone and text messages received are projected on to the wall so you don’t have to look/grab and look at the phone.
  • Paper calendars are thrown away every year. Why not have calendars using reusable material that can be reprinted on each year. Send it to a company and they print the design you want (SASE comes with the calendar, though postage might go up).
  • Color-coded calendar for kids to see when they’re scheduled for activities and reminders and when their parents are scheduled for activities + reminders kids want their parents to know.
  • 2015: Moon used for data storage, away from disaster…wireless transfer, solar powered…develops into a lunar brain.
  • Industrial-strength (yet comfortable) bra straps similar to the “made in Detroit” lifetime warranty shirt idea.
  • Bluetooth vending machine + 3D-printing machine for downloading and uploading various information from reading to creating physical materials.
  • Portable (light-weight) Frisbee golf set.
  • Solar-powered umbrellas (2012 idea) targeting Asia to charge phones. In Asia, more people use umbrellas to protect themselves from excessive amounts of sunlight.
  • Umbrella dryer in subways stations, buses, restaurants, buildings people work in, hotels, supermarkets, etc. Has to be for variety of lengths.
  • (Old idea for buses & planes mixed with update after Virgin Trains started their #trainidea contest on Twitter) On-board chat/forum for travelers on buses, planes and trains to communicate if they choose.
  • 08/07/15 (Taipei, Taiwan idea): Typhoons hit Taiwan every year and in the process, debris falls on cars. An easily portable/foldable and deployable shell to put over a variety of vehicle’s windows and the majority of exterior that can withstand falling objects with sharp corners would be useful for vehicle-owners.
  • 08/06/15 (mobile application): Allow it to eaves-drop on conversations + enter keywords (and think of the iPhone app “Listen” that detects what song is playing) and when someone says those words or phrases, sound effects that you pre-set will play automatically. Example: When someone says a “4-letter word,” a bleep sound is played, or “watch your mouth!” from an humorous-sounding voice.
  • Reverse crowd-funding by foundations where 1,000’s of people can use alternative voting methods to direct where philanthropic wealth is spent. Eventually, why not experiment with crowd-funding the use of tax dollars by neighborhood, zip code, or county?
  • 21st century house of learning (not called a “school”) combining online, in-person, outdoors, show & tell, entrepreneurship and multi-generational integration.
  • Food buffet subscription/prepay for a time period where you swipe a card before entering the buffet area.
  • Series of small photograph-based flip books of cities.
  • Unicycle polo.
  • Money is dirty, so is your wallet. A wallet that you can turn inside-out to clean or a wallet that you can take the inner lining out.
  • 08/03/15: Drones with solar power that are also lawn mowers/weed whackers
  • Motion-detector toothpaste dispenser
  • 08/03/15: Portable testing device to stick into a fish (or swab) after catching a fish to test for toxins before eating.
  • Hotel rooms that are on upper levels where you can summon an elevator many seconds before you approach the elevator, so as to prevent time wasted waiting for the elevator.
  • Scanner and nail clipper for blind (or anyone) which gradually removes nails like a caterpillar eating a leaf.
  • 08/01/15: How do people that you email and connect with through social networks know when you’ve died? A body implant/sensor that detects that the body has deceased and then emails/txt msg’s, etc are sent to everyone pre-scheduled to be notified.
  • Crowd-funding for decrepit medical facilities in need.
  • Crowd-funding for legal cases where gross injustice has been done.
  • Crowd-funding using tax dollars for local needs. What a concept, we get to decide on where our hard-earned money goes!
  • Food and drink scanner to check for toxins. This would be in every house-hold like a microwave oven. A portable version as well. Labels are not enough.
  • Salespeople custom-fit for incoming customers. Customers register online and enter the type of preferred salesperson they want to speak with upon arrival.  They receive a card that they scan upon arrival which sends a notice to available/preferred salespeople.
  • Intermediary between a company’s product or service that reveals to customers an estimate of how much the company is making in profit from one customer transaction.
  • Web project (and physical art gallery) hosting a growing collection of images sent in from people that represent what world they would like to live in. There could be a global version and a local version.
  • Mobile app health monitor. For those who are working to convince people not to smoke cigarettes, sensors/scanner would connect to the mobile device and somewhere on the body to show data-graphics on the screen of what’s happening in real-time while smoking. (Inspired by this documentary, Sex, Lies & Cigarettes)
  • Social change libraries in this format and larger designs with zipcode-based intelligence that’s useful to communities. And uploading and downloading content through Bluetooth? Bluetooth libraries?
  • A spherical projected (spiral-projected?) mobile device instead of flat square screen.
  • “True cost” global database/”materials and impact encyclopedia” of all products accessible to everyone before and as they shop.
  • A text & graphical timeline of how news headlines have changed (headline timeline). Encyclopedia’s, too.
  • A list of questions that are impossible to answer
  • Public “art” display (touring US by 18 wheeler truck) of the entire US weapons arsenal, comparing costs to needs, priorities, neglects, civilians killed, veteran suicides, etc. Showing the “howling madness of normalcy.”
  • Floors with pressure sensors in buses and subways that detect how long someone has been standing to help with a sitting and standing order.
  • Floors in homes and other spaces where pressure from walking is used to store that energy for powering lights.
  • A business that copies the exterior of expensive cars and customers can choose one to replace the exterior of their cheap car. They could even choose combinations of exteriors online or from an in-store kiosk of their own design (this could be a Chinese business).
  • Vast survey of diverse people to describe eras of life on earth using only one word…one word per 1,000 or million years and eventually every 5 yrs the closer one gets to the modern era.
  • A “public intelligence media center” w/cubicle screen theater like a cube version of the 42nd st massive media screen in NYC. Informing the public instead of scaring, belittling, dumbing down, brain-washing, etc.
  • Wholestory.com = requesting issues that people think are too fragmented and collectively forming what’s closest to a whole story. FillingGaps.net? Tied into Wikipedia.
  • Simulated court cases / court-case simulator / virtual court room for lawyers to practice.
  • An Earth globe used as a “mouse” for navigation. The globe is connected to a projector or screen of some kind. A person puts their finger on a country and a a menu is activated to view various information, photos, videos, etc about that country, city, organization, or whatever.
  • A sculpture of massive cell phone holding a person looking at it (instead of a person holding a cell phone).
  • Wear goggles and lay under a very tall tree after it has rained to watch the falling of rain drops fall dozens of feet. At night, this could be done in combination with the use of light rays to add extra effects.
  • 02/06/15: Invent a keyboard with geometric keys that can be configured with greater movement than a Rubix Cube. Other ideas: reconfigurable keyboard, keys that can be switched so as to change the repetition of action that our fingers make.
  • Convince various cafe owners or managers to designate a time-range each day or week that helps facilitate discussion between strangers, encouraging an atmosphere that doesn’t consist of solo laptoppers with earphones spaced out in their digital domain.
  • Adding something creative to elevators
  • Have one unusual partial sentence online for one week for people to fill in such as “Love is a killer of ____.”
  • Online memorial “cemetery” for those who have died. This can be organized by some sort of categories such as how they died (in combat, suicide, disease) for public awareness. Media outlets remind us about anniversaries when a celebrity, political, or cultural icon has died, so why not for people that genuinely matter to more people.

Archive–
2005 ideas:

  • Venues that feature “private pods” for individuals and groups that are part of the open space where guests can pipe in their own music and it would have an instant messenger service menu for when you need assistant/service.
  • Venues with high-tech indoor graffiti wall(s) that people can add whatever they want.
  • Ad-space: Tele-ads during waiting-times while “on hold” after calling businesses or government agencies where waiting is common.
  • Streaming, real-time back-up service
  • Voting interfaces on all public displays and we enter what we would like to see displayed for that day or loopings daily or weekly, each minute..doing it by mobile or stationary device.
  • All hate mail everywhere at one convenient location, the Hatemail Network 🙂
  • Energy from hurricanes: Oceanic network of energy storage centers/stations that transfer energy from center to center after having input of thermal and hydro-kinetic energy thru dynamo as well (?) and having moveable centers that get thrown around by storms and in that process store energy from that experience like hurricane activated basketball sized atoms? Maybe tethered to the stations?
  • Skydiving devices that are dropped in order to gather energy from the falling and perhaps the impact or wind surfing devices that offshoot from the just mentioned devices that gather energy from winds. In-air yet stationary cycling dynamo effect? Hovering turbines?
  • Navigation in the Web that is a pattern recognition of inter-connected visuals…similar to the description that the I-Ching is a broken machine…and as we navigate software the isolated broken links come together to forms greater combinations of visuals. (abstract description, I know.)
  • Add huge filters to high-rise buildings to capture rain water to be piped down for use and having water channeled down the sides of the buildings for various reasons.
  • Search engine for audio/radio shows to be able to find what we want to listen to like finding channels, but instead, finding subjects by audio. If we choose, we can piece-meal multiple audio clips together to form themes or messages.
  • “Conversations with the dead” where the living and dead converse (dead authors & notable persons) from the quotes on record and beyond that add video footage and editing and have a show or channel…the dead virtually living and programmed as to what they would say to others who were not living in their era.
  • Epigrams/witty or wise sayings coming out of phones instead of ring-tones. Rings of the dead singing wisdom and humor from the phones of the living.
  • Requests for research pieces…enter the detailed request and scavenger works its way thru the Net and however long it takes, the retrieval comes to full circle and drops in with the requested info like a piece of mail whether it takes an hour or 2 weeks or whenever (or never).
  • Mobile education: learning to read…having a hot button when pressed lip movements show on screen top read lips and playback for the movements with the sound and this can be used for learning foreign languages, too.
    Update July 2015: Boost this by adding 3D-animated mouth-scans of someone pronouncing words.
  • A coat rack that will help you put on and take off your coat/jacket.
  • Tow trucks and tire changing services that arrive with “class,” bringing drinks and h’orderves for the anxious and irritated people being serviced. Adding excitement to the commonly practiced services.
  • Personal dental records device: bite down on material that records the status of your teeth, or a mouth scanner that detects and records the surface and below surface of teeth. This can be displayed and stored time-stamped.
  • Venue where you have an ID card, # or whatever and when you enter, your avatar or badge enters the venue system which gets displayed on a wall or an interface of some kind that shows everyone in the venue. This can be searched and people can meet this way.
  • Books scanned which automatically become virtual reality environments. Multiple “book  environments” could be integrated as experiments.
  • Dictator patterns fed into software such as Khan, Alexander, Caesars, English kings, Hitler, Stalin…tracking patterns and social scenarios that fueled the risings of them and monitoring to see if these patterns are active now to eyeball “who desires to become an advanced tyrant?”
  • Grand timeline of all life forms and phases of earth, grids intersecting to be fed into software. Imagine existing timelines integrated with our own personal timelines and all other past personal timelines that have been recorded with the goal being to come up with the most complete up to now dated timeline intersections, somehow having it update in real time like a genealogical stock market banner, the world’s heartbeat and brainwaves (metaphorically) monitored while providing amounts of space to buffer us for our required “sane space”, space to maintain our sanity and control over life’s frictions.
  • Products with computerized info of the history of the product embedded in it where you press the chip and its releases info to a mobile device or you check into the product via coded interface or some other method.(Hardware reality hyperlinked)

2004 ideas:

  • Airport space: affordable “snooze bar” with hammocks, variety of mattresses with variety of resistance, shower, shave, shine, etc
  • Software that provides access to a listing and brief synopsis of all articles and books by topic(s) so that writers are given a record of what has been written so as to avoid redundancy in order to present fresh insights to the public. Building on what was written, continuing articles which have been written. Seeing the vast knowledge repository as connected and growing.
  • Program that generates creative word combos for provoking innovations to be used in stories and perhaps made into actual things.
  • Squeezable business card that squirts an illuminating fluid to illuminate the info, or shake it.
  • Compact ball that is let loose and remotely controlled explosion/expansion to stretch out a concentrated substance that becomes a translucent environment for viewing software.
  • Piano with larger keys and a sliding chair or sliding keyboard to shift side to side
  • Vending machines that dispense used merchandise like books, zines, and odd new stuff…variety vending.
  • Program that searches web for specified things and saves them while user is away at grocery store or work, etc.
  • Eye glasses or camera lens that scan wear vision sees….could scan a backyard to see colors of plant growth, trees too determine deficiencies and GPS coordinates would be loaded for weather satellite info, water needs would be determined, soil and plant info would need to be loaded….glasses/camera could be used in doors for dust, particulate info heat patterns, light patterns, refraction, etc…house material breakdowns of flooring, wall paint, ceiling, etc….glasses used during walking & driving intaking movement patterns & hazard assessments

2003 ideas:

  • Food poisoning detection signalling under caps of jars and cans (such as color-coding).

Pre-2003 ideas:

  • Professional/college basketball: Thrusting air shoot from the court where the referee places the ball into the shoot to be shot out for “jumpballs”.
  • Swivel, side-sliding, or slow semi-eject mechanism car seat to get out easier smoother and would really relieve those with disabilities who can still drive well.
  • Restaurant tables/stations with keypads to place orders to kitchens and requests and payment for food or have mobile devices enter when in need of a waiter/waitress, keypad options that signal to the kitchen or waiter/waitresses’ mobile device as to what you need via symbol, text, voice.
  • Foot operated mousepad
  • Scanner to detect which slot machines are most loaded with coins

 

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