Re: The INTPf invention ideas thread
Perfect! I believe I found the right forum after making this silly personality test today - which happened to be spot-on. So, as of today, i'm categorizing myself as INTP. "Hello everyone, my name is 'John', and I have a problem.."
Anyways, the thread, and them ideas. Got one I'd like to see to happen, but bare with me as i'm not a man of few words. Or so I've heard. But it's a kind of mind-magic for me to influence your thoughts with these words and painting as specific picture as possible in your head.
So, a couple of weeks back with all this Slush -hype going on I had an idea (I believe you've all had your share as well, given the forum we're at), and I did what I'd always do. I took my phone and recorded a quick Whatsapp message to my friend. He rarely acknowledges them anymore, as I've spammed them "world changing" ideas since we were seven, some 30 years now. But this particular idea has haunted me since. The voice message was maybe a minute long or so, and went something like this:
"You know what's fun? This! This what I'm doing right now! Innovating and sharing it with someone. The best damn feeling in the world. But no one else ever hears about these ideas, and I have no idea how to even begin to make 'em happen. So what do you think about an app where one could record these ideas, someone without friends, skills or money, and just send them ideas out there to be made. To be created. A tinder-like application maybe? Tinder for ideas. I-tinder.
So how it works? I record this idea, send it out and forget about it. But now this idea has a date profile. Someone else, maybe a coder or someone with particular set of skills needed for this said project is bored and is checking out his application elsewhere. He finds this idea a neat one, checks his specialty on a checkbox (ie [x] coding) and swipes right. You have one friend now! Go you!
Sometimes it only takes an idea and the code, and magic happens. Sometimes things need some more planning, but there are people who do that too. They check their specialty (ie [x] planning, [x] marketing, [x] getting shit done, [x] investment, [x] patenting, whatnot..) and swipe right. Soon you have a team of friends who find your idea plausible and would be willing to work on it.
For you it might mean nothing. You just had an idea and gave it out, but for someone it could mean a new career. Or maybe you really want to see this thing through and stay at it to the end.
In my mind it has a potential to change the way we share ideas and innovate alltogether, but maybe there is a way to monetize on this too. Don't know. Don't care. I'm all for open source and crowdsourcing and free stuff and pirating. What i'm after is a platform to share them ideas, quick and neat, without typing and second-guessing myself while doing it (and never sending them to anyone).
You've all had these groundbreaking ideas you've had no way to even begin working on, and then seen someone else create similiar thing later on. You maybe smiled and thought that even light bulbs were invented around the world about the same time and went on with your life. But it's the ideas that this swarm intelligence of human kind doesn't produce that worries and annoys me. It's a net loss for humanity in my eyes.