Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home have infiltrated the home. Next generation models hope to bring vision into the picture with various tactics to introduce a need for a camera. Will the public agree? This has yet to be determined, but if all else fails, there’s always RF-ID! Say you want to know if little Jimmy has gotten home ok, a simple RF-ID tag could give a future release of AI speakers a clue. RF-ID has so much potential, and it’s about time it enters the home. Being able to locate items around the home could be the new way of doing things sans-camera. There’s more intriguing technology coming down the path with a sonar-style WiFi powered 3D image rendering cameras that might be an alternative if plain-jane cameras fail. Being able to see through walls using WiFi can be a really cool concept when trying to locate an RF-ID tag, being able to give you an exact location in a building. You can even blow up the scale to an office building capable of locating personnel around the building. The possibilities are really exciting! Check out business insider if you don’t believe it’s possible. It’s here. Let’s explore it!!!
With Snap being hosted entirely on cloud systems and not in-house servers, one must ask why hosts don’t negotiate for rights to content that are uploaded? The content shared by users could be a treasure-trove to the right company. Fresh talent and content for media starved companies could be useful to add to catalogs for users to search through. Amazon could negotiate for rights to content in exchange for free usage of AWS. Such content would give them an opportunity to compete against sites like YouTube. Why not get something out of a deal? Microsoft could stand to do the same. With people uploading videos daily, why not use the content to create a whole new media-share ecosystem where stars could be created daily? The content owner could pick and choose artists to sign exclusively and beat out labels. Homegrown talent ripe for the picking, and snap currently has all rights to pick. Makes you wonder why snap hasn’t tried to become a media provider with all that content…
Real solutions to real problems
With AI based devices showing up in almost every room in houses, I have began to wonder why makers don’t offer a tie in to emergency services. Say someone breaks into your home. You could simply give Alexa a pin that allows for a direct call to emergency services. If not calls, at least equip it with a panic alarm. There is so much potential just in Echo and Google Home. It’s about time we start looking beyond simple music and news to more solution based roles. Lives could be saved with an addition of a simple skill to the Echo profile. Let’s go developers!!!
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This is probably one of my best ideas to date. Involves media devices such as FireTV, Chromecast, Roku, and others. This idea has the potential to change the current landscape of media broadcasting and home entertainment. This idea is not going to be free, because the idea is just that good. If you are interested in hearing more about the idea, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Easy solution for start-ups
This is one of my older ideas. Thought I’d offer it out there since the company I told it to didn’t seem to care. It’s a simple enough concept. Take a Roku, FireTV, or Chromecast and build in an app that can access a cloud-based computer (virtual machines) via internet. Advantages of such an app would be the possibility of having a “new computer” through a device costing around $40 by simply opening the app and using a bluetooth keyboard/mouse. The actual virtual machine, hosted by AWS or other competitors, would never need upgrading or maintenance. You could simply plug the device into a monitor as a thin client that displays the cloud hosted computer and relays the commands. Cloning virtual machines would be easy, and you could have a whole business up and running at minimal cost. Of course the VM’s hosted would be usage based, but with $40 per machine start-up, I can’t imagine a cheaper solution for start-ups…