Friday, October 10, 2008

Virtual You

I’ll give you the ideas; you go make the millions of dollars

I’m just full of ideas. Ok, I’m full of other things too but let’s not focus on the negative. Those that have read me for awhile would agree that I come up with a lot of weird and wacky stuff. I really should pursue some of them but I don’t really need the money and therefore am not inclined to work really hard either.

I’ve been writing down ideas forever. Occasionally I see somebody implement them later on. I had the idea of a wedding registration program years before they ever did that one. I thought about a full screen driving education simulation game that would help students prepare for their drivers license years before we even had personal computer systems and games. I thought up a virtual keyboard and awhile back saw a prototype for that idea. Alas, snooze you lose.

Usually an idea is an observation of an irritation I personally live through. For example, when I travel to a destination I want to see the location, understand where things are in relation to beaches, mountains, lakes, nightlife, activities, roads, etc. It seems I have to spend days figuring it out. Sure, I could pay a travel agent but they don’t know me like I know me and so I don’t trust them. The internet helps but it doesn’t always work well. I went to a hotel that showed a pristine relaxing pool and it turned out the pool looked like the one in Caddyshack. It was all inclusive and the food was so bad; I couldn’t eat anything. The beach wasn’t actually right there like it appeared in the pictures. No, it was a pleasant walk beside a sewer infested swamp about a quarter mile away while bugs tried to eat you alive. I like to avoid these kinds of surprises.

Want to make millions? Start a business called “Virtual You”. Here’s how it works: You hire reliable youth and you hook them up with cameras that they wear on a hat or something and then they’re connected up via cell phone so that as they go somewhere you view from the internet and talk with them. You control what you want to see, where you want to go. It’s like a virtual you without the hassle of airline flights and travel just to figure out logistics or take care of a specific task.

Looking for something authentic from a local area; some craft items that you cannot seem to find on the internet because these are true hand crafted items and they don’t market on the internet (heck, they probably don’t even know what the internet is)? Use a virtual you to purchase remotely.

Have to relocate across the country but don’t trust that unknown realtor or that 360 view of the house because there might be a low income housing project across the street that they didn’t show you in that nice internet view? Again, get a virtual you and figure out where the schools are what the neighborhood looks like and who the neighbors might be and what the house really looks like before you spend the money to fly out and do all that.

I’m telling you, the market is there and all you have to do is take advantage of it…just remember me when you make your first million…

28 comments:

Roy Scribner said...

I have invented a robot that automatically makes the first post everyday on VE's blog.

VE said...

roy - Awesome! Even I couldn't beat him to the comment section...

Jacki said...

Reminds me of those hotels.com commercials on TV.

Would these VY's stand in line for you at the DMV?

Hey, if someone paid me to go somewhere and check out locations, I'd do it.

VE said...

jacki - No, sadly the DMV makes the actual person suffer in line. And be sure to bring your birth certificate, three other pieces of ID, a bill that shows your name and address on it, a note from your mom, a secret scroll only found in Madagascar, and one other thing they will not even tell you until you get through the line...

Dee said...

i think your on to something!

leelee said...

You ARE so freakin clever!

HUGS!

Kanrei said...

That first picture sparked a great idea: Virtual Wedding Simulator. Think of all the pain that could stop before it starts!

Buy your VWS today and save on the divorce!

Megan said...

This is really a good idea.

VE said...

dee - Yeah...I'll get to watch somebody makes millions off it while I sit on my but as usual! :)

leelee - Clever...and lazy!

kan - Awesome idea! I'm gonna move to Utah and buy 12 of them!

megan - I know. I used to think good ideas were cheap. I know better now. But that doesn't stop me from sitting around not pursuing them...

ChrisEldin said...

Great ideas you have. I personally like the bag over your head idea. I want to hear more about how it came about...
:-)

And what's wrong with Rhinestone Cowboy? heheheeh I have an old blog post dedicated to this song. It was a Saturday Sing along.

Jeff said...

I already invented the virtual ewe, but all it did was wander around on a hillside. It was a very baaad idea.

cathouse teri said...

You are so silly. I'm assuming you mean that you thought of the wedding registry kiosk, because I know for damn sure that you didn't come up with the whole idea of wedding registry before it got started.

VE said...

chris - You'll have to clarify about the bag on the head. I think I know what you are talking about.

As to Rhinestone Cowboy...what's good about it? ha ha

jeff - I don't think I want to hear a lot about your ewe adventures...if you know what I mean ;)

teri - Yes, the kiosk. I didn't come up with wedding registry nor did I come up with weddings in general. I only claim what I know...which isn't a lot but its something.

ettarose said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I think I can relate to this post. I think your "virtual you" could be used for so many things.
Wife got a headache? Send in the virtual her.
You wondering if that babe is as hot as she looks? Send in the virtual you. I can see so much potential for this.

VE said...

ettarose - Good ideas...sometimes it's always the virtual me that is talking with somebody...

RED MOJO said...

Oh God, don't remind me! I had a tie-die sailor's hat I wore flipped down, and had the big braces too! I feel ya buddy!

VE said...

red mojo - Hey stranger! That's funny...I can't believe you had those too!

MJ said...

I'm not sure what's more strange, that this post is actually kind of serious or that this is actually kind of a good idea. LOL.

VE said...

mj - I know...it was a bit more serious. I had written it a long time ago when I was doing Sunday posts called Semi-serious Sunday and never posted it. Being that Fridays had been sort of dead lately I thought I'd post it anyway.

Anonymous said...

As an official representative of Microsoft we will gladly take your idea and capitolize on it...as we have all of our other ideas.

AngieSS said...

OMG. You are just like my hubs. We would be rich by now if he had the gumption to follow through on all his mental inventions.

Serena said...

If I'd thought of this stuff before you did, I'd have my first million by now. Stop thinking of all the good stuff first!:-)

VE said...

anonymous - I knew you guys were watching me...

angiess - Ha ha. What if this was actually your hubs doing a secret blog under an alias! Ha!

serena - I know, I know. I'll try to be more normal in the future...

Kurt said...

I thought up the iPod. I was wearing my Discman one day, and I said "These should be a LOT smaller."

eve cleveland said...

And....stumbled it....
Eve

VE said...

eve - There's no stumbling in baseball! Never mind...

Johnny Virgil said...

When I was in high school in 1980, the driver's ed class was still using this movie projector simulator from the 60's and a half dozen car cockpits that were tied into the movie. It would sense your steering and braking and beep if you screwed up. All the cars had fins, and the steering wheels in the simulators were huge. You felt like you were driving a bus. So I think your idea is at least as old as that.

VE said...

johnny - I hate when people steal my ideas before I think of them!