Tonight I had a rather random dream about buying a new smartphone. It was a Samsung phone that happened to be a flip phone. The lower part was like a regular smartphone, but the upper part was transparent and had an additional screen. You could see through the upper part through to the screen on the lower part even if the upper part covered it.
Now this might not be a tremendously interesting idea, but at least it is a marginally interesting idea. Sometimes I get these ideas and I don’t know what to do with them. I had always wondered why there is no “canonical” platform for sharing commercializable ideas like this one. This looks like an obvious market gap for me. People could suggest ideas on that platform and companies could implement them. If the companies are nice, they reward those who suggested the idea in the first place.
There is this old system that does something similar. It’s called the patent system and it’s expensive and clunky, so almost nobody uses it. In contrast, more than a billion people use Facebook. Now the key question is: What is the super-popular online platform that effectively kills the patent system?
It could be a platform that I might create in conjunction with Quantified Prestige. That would make a lot of sense, because the reputation economy would make it much easier to reward those who come up with an idea on the platform. In fact, this would seem like a good business model for the development of Quantified Prestige. Earn money and reputation with a platform that people use to share their ideas on.
Yeah, well, I’m full of business ideas, but a bit frustrated that nobody even bothers to steal them to turn them into reality.
Anyway, another question that I have is: Is there actually some kind of public idea sharing platform? Has anyone here actually used it?