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18 Jul 2018, 3:52 pm

I often think of ideas for inventions even if they seem like good ideas in theory but perhaps not necessarily in practice. Still, it's fun to daydream!

Here's an idea or two I though of on my routine walk of the day:

A wearable tablet (on the front of the chest?) that would automatically translate voice to readable text in real time. This would be useful in loud environments when two or more people wished to converse but couldn't hear each other and didn't want to shout. If I for example wished to wear earplugs in a loud restaurant and wanted to converse with my wife, we could read each other's speech and could speak in a normal to below normal volume level with the tablet picking that up. A technologically advanced version of passing a notepad back and forth....

Soap dots. Small hypoallergenic fragrance free soap bits that could be carried in a small pocket or keychain container and used whenever I'm out in public. I abhor using an establishment's liquid bathroom soap because I'm very sensitive to smells and the artificial chemical fragrance of such soap is always heinous.

I know wearable technology isn't new. Google had some eyeglasses if i recall that projected readable imagery/text to the wearer. I would take it a step further with wearable environmental monitors. The CPU could be worn on the torso and the monitors maybe at the top of a hat. The wearable would among other things scan infrared and thermal both in real time. It would alert the wearer to any person or animal in the area and would have 360 degree capability and would of course be able to be used at night in both urban and wilderness settings.

Just a few ideas recently. Anyone else have any cool or fun ideas for inventions?


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18 Jul 2018, 5:03 pm

These sound like they could be viable.

I'm not a mechanically-proficient man---so I probably won't invent anything in this lifetime.



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18 Jul 2018, 6:21 pm

The flaw in the wearable tablet is filtering out the background noise enough so that only your voice commands register. Perhaps a noise-canceling mask with a microphone might work (although it would probably look ridiculous).


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18 Jul 2018, 6:24 pm

Many things looked ridiculous in their original form.

Computers, in the 1960s, used to cover entire rooms. With probably 1/1000 of the RAM of the least powerful computer of today.

In order to listen to a radio in the early 1920, one had to have a megaphone. Isn't that ridiculous?

Perhaps, Mr. Fixit Man can come up with something less ridiculous than the "mask" thing.....



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18 Jul 2018, 9:29 pm

SentientPotato wrote:
The flaw in the wearable tablet is filtering out the background noise enough so that only your voice commands register. Perhaps a noise-canceling mask with a microphone might work (although it would probably look ridiculous).


If I were serious about creating such a thing I was thinking of a small noise canceling microphone.

One of the way my mind wanders creatively is to think of possible tangible solutions to problems I have with my environment. A mental exercise but to date, just for fun.


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21 Jul 2018, 2:14 am

I wish somebody would invent some kinda app that automatically mutes the tv or radio when a political ad comes on.



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21 Jul 2018, 4:36 am

I've found a very effective solution to that problem: keep the TV and the radio off at all times. Even better: don't own either!


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22 Jul 2018, 3:44 am

i'm not prepared to go that far but I find at least on HD radio there are no adverts :)