Brainy Lab – A Database of Random Ideas
Invention 1: O-Finder
Ok, here is the deal. I’m launching this new project called “Brainy Lab”, which will be, as I see it, a database of random ideas. Practical or not, I will add them all to the database, cause you never know what might come out of it. Just think about all those lasers and robots that were invented by science fiction writers long before they became real things.
So, my first invention is the Universal Object Finder, or the O-Finder for short ;).
How does it work?
The O-Finder will definitely come handy, since so many people lose things in the vastness of their apartments and have a hard time finding them. So, the O-Finder will be there to help.
It is a small device with a display the size of a… mmm… an iPhone. BTW, in the future, I hope, iPhones will have an inbuilt O-Finder.
You can track up to, say, 10 objects at a time. This is what you are supposed to do:
- Mark the objects you wanna track using special stickers. For example, you might wanna track the keys to your apartment, your wallet, a mug or a spoon, etc. All the stickers have numbers from 1 to 10 printed on them.
- Use the menu in your O-Finder to create captions for each number, otherwise you might forget what numbers stand for what objects. You do something like: 1- Cell phone, 2- Alarm, etc. BTW, instead of captions you can upload images of your objects, if you wish.
- Don’t do anything until you lose one of the objects you are tracking.
- Turn on your O-Finder
- On the screen, you will see dots that represent your objects, with the numbers and the captions you’ve created earlier. The map will show you how far from where you are each object is. A 3D map is available as well. It changes as you move.
- Once you locate the object, turn off your O-Finder. That’s it!
Just a tip – remember where you put your O-Finder at all times. You can track your O-Finder as well, but for that you will need another O-Finder!
Also, in the future, O-Finder stickers will probably come with an in-built speaker. This way you won’t even have to follow the map (if you don’t want to), you will be able to press the button and make the object you are looking for to produce a distinct sound. Not to mention that you can upload your own tunes for different objects.
Well, one may say, what’s the difference between the O-Finder and the homing device. Are homing devices available to most people? For security purposes, O-Finder will probably work within limited areas only.
If you guys have something to say to this point, comments are appreciated ;).
Invention 2: ▲The holographic screen for mobile devices▲
Mobile devices are getting smaller and smaller each day. Developers are trying to make them as light, slim and compact as they can. And I began to wonder: how small can mobile devices get, if you’d still want them to provide a decent user experience.
For example, when keys on a keyboard get much smaller than your fingertips it becomes very hard to hit them. Same goes for screens. The smaller the screen, the poorer its usability. Well, with the invention of touch screens things started looking much brighter, however, an interesting idea came to my mind not long ago. →
What if the screen could appear somewhere near the mobile device, and you could make it as big as you’d like. Like a hologram type of thing. Say, you hit a button on you miniature device, and a big 3-D screen manifests itself next to the device. Reading text or watching a video on that large screen would be more convenient than doing it on a smaller device.
A holographic keyboard would be nice, too. However, how does one implant sensors in light beams? I have no idea yet, but I think this can be done somehow.
Well, it does not have to be a hologram, technically. Maybe a similar technology. But merging it with modern-day mobile devices would be a cool idea, I think. 😉
Invention 3. A new type of the search engine.
Today I watched an interview with Larry Page, CEO of Google. Suddenly, I had a brain wave: the search engine of the future that’s based on the same priciple as the Akashic Records.
The Akashic Records stores information about each individual experience that occured in a particular time-space continuum. Why doesn’t the Universe merely record events in a form of a movie? Well, here is the thing. The Universal mind can’t go inside itself just like you can’t go inside your own body. So, it experiences itself via multiple channels: tiny light particles, plants, animals, people and even more complex energy complexes. It then reads off the information and organizes it in a certain manner.
Now, this is interesting, how does it organize it? Let’s say, we have 500 different datasets. 100 of them are life experiences of oak trees. 200 are life experiences of different animals, and 300 are those of people. Besides, some of those people lived in 1390’s, some in 1960. Some lived in Africa, some in New Zealand, and so on and so forth.
So, do you list them under a name? Like, tree1 – dataset, person 2 – dataset, person 3- dataset. I don’t think so. I think they are assigned a whole number of associations like the time frame during which they lived on Earth, the space, the history of the species before and after them (parents and children), neighbors, etc. So, I think each individual experience is broken down to a whole number of components that are later associated with lots of similar components, but from other experiences, but still remain marked with that person’s tag, so to say.
So, basically, the Akashic Records would be an intensly cross-intergrated network of different datasets that are so organically intertwined that they form what could be persived the history of the Universe.
Now, let’s say, I’d like to know what happened in Paris on the 23rd of January in 1578. To be more exact, I’d like to know what was happening at a particular crossroads in the course of 24 hours. So, ideally, I’d get offered to view the story from different perspectives. Let’s say, I’m a human, so, I’d be offered to view it from the point of view of different human beings who were around that intersection in the said time frame. I wouldn’t want to view it from the point of view of a rain drop, would I? Some notable or emotionally charged moments could be shown first, and then perhaps the rest of the boring picture.
Well, one may ask, how does this information help one build a substantially different search engine? Look, a substantially different search engine would possess three important characteristics:
– A totally unique principle of multi-listing data;
– An astonishingly great ability to associate different pieces of data among themselves;
– An aptitude for understanding what exactly the user wants.
Let’s say, instead of crawling a site and going through it’s keywords, links, etc., this new search engine (it could be called smth like Nuevo, I don’t know), would look up the WhoIs info, see what other sites the same person owns, where it’s hosted, what other sites are hosted by the same host, what images are used on the site, see if they are original or are found on other websites. If they are, than what else these sites have in common. It could also see what places a site’s links come from. What other sites have the same links, what they have in common, and so on and so forth.