With everyone in the house able to access my echo, I started thinking that it’s about time to start personalizing content. “Alexa, my pin is ****.” She responds with a prompt, “Welcome Tim, what would you like to do?” Simple enough concept. It’s great to prevent family members from racking up my Amazon bill, keep my content mine, and have a parental control over content. The user would either log out, or get timed out. I just think it’s about time to start personalizing the experience Amazon.
I’ll be the first one in line for the release of a tablet the size of a desk that can be used as an alternative to traditional desks. I’m thinking of being able to write on the desk and have digital documents, monitor-less surfing, and my favorite use: being able to type sans-keyboard. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Mac, but having to charge keyboards and mice kinda sucks, because it always seems necessary at the worst possible times.
Save lives, lift like a machine!
I saw this awesome post on Facebook from businessinsider.com involving a type of body device that assists with lifting lumber and other heavy items at Lowe’s home improvement stores. It was developed by Virginia Tech. My thought, let firefighters use it! Assisted lifting could be a huge life saver for those trapped in a fire or earthquakes. Share the love lowe’s!!! Its devices like these that should be allowed to be used in society for other purposes to the betterment of mankind. Sure some profit recoup is necessary, but think of lives saved!!!
photo from theverge.com courtesy of Lowe’s
This is not an idea, but a very sincere thank you to Amazon for being my inspiration of late. I gave them a lot of ideas during my time working with them, but I never received notice of action on those ideas… I still want to say thanks for being my unwilling audience. I’ll miss working for you!
I think The Chainsmokers say it best…
Here’s an idea on a little more entertaining way to message people. Similar to making your loved one a mix-tape, take the functionality of instant messaging and make a way for people to send playlists to others that they can actually listen to. Say it in lyrics, you can send people songs that can inspire, motivate, and even confess your love! Sometimes your words are not enough, but a songwriter can say it best.
Share the love on the patent!
A lot of people scoffed at the concept of a blimp as a carrier of Amazon merchandise that used drones to deliver items to customers. It did seem bizarre to think of blimps in more commercial use in the era of drones and self driving cars. I think the genius of the idea could be huge in efforts to deliver humanitarian aid to areas hit by natural disasters. A blimp full of food and other necessities could float to an area devistated by a disaster such as an earthquake or mudslide, and drones could be used to locate individuals and deliver much needed supplies to a wide area that could be otherwise hard to access from traditional methods. The whole concept could be used in many different uses, such as a postal station.
With companies like Amazon rushing to perfect the delivery drone to deliver packages to customers, I started thinking of advantages having a camera on the drone could have. Imagine a delivery drone showing up at your house and attached to the drone is a small camera that captures the image of the receiver. It would be a way of pinpointing a person’s exact location*** with a simple concept of ID secured delivery. Only someone with your exact likeness could receive the package. Just upload your photo to the company. Simple match, and your package only goes to you.
***-imagine the possibilities of knowing exactly where some is at a given time, warrants anyone?
Note: The whole concept of ID secured delivery could be a way of making sure packages and certified mail gets delivered to the correct person. The concept could possibly even lead to a police method of tracking people. The concept of ID secured will be focused on in a future post, when things really start getting interesting.