Do you remember the first time you stepped out of an Uber without swiping a credit card or handing over cash and how magical that felt. Why can’t we do the same in restaurants? All the pieces are there.
It’s possible this has been tried. I have a vague memory of it and I did some digging but nothing came up… What if a bank were nothing but an app store. You could plug in all sorts of services, analytics, etc. So instead of having Acorns, Qapital, Trim, Mint, Stash, blah, blah, blah, you have one account, one bank, and the rest is basically software.
A robotic Zamboni for back yard ice rinks.
Do you remember that game where a group of friends sits in a circle, someone starts a story and then passes it to the next person and everyone tells a small part and you see if you can build it into something fun or weird or whatever? Imagine that but on your phone. You could listen to a story told by dozens (or hundreds?) of people and when you get to the end you can add your own thirty seconds. Bad ones would die naturally. “Good” ones would go on… forever?
Imagine Magic The Gathering but where all of the cards are designed by players. You come up with the card and if enough people up-vote or pre-purchase it, it goes into production.
I would like an app where I can put out a beacon if one of my kids wants a playdate. I could quickly scan who else is available, edit the distribution list, and fire off a kind of a bat signal, which would arrive on my kid’s friend’s parent’s phones in the form of a notification.
While I’m worried about invasive and insidious corporate surveillance, I wish I could search for an item and find out which stores near my have the item in stock.
Sneakers are dope. Rain boots look like boots. Why not make waterproof shoes that have some style, like sneaks do.
CBD?-infused carbonated beverage. Whatever the opposite of Jolt is. Slow your roll.
I think a lot about music exploration and what we’ve lost by making the listening part easier. I have a lot of ideas about this one. To start: if we can’t have real record stores like we used to, how about virtual record stores? Would it be possible to “see” every recording in every format in a kind of virtual Amoeba?
The ticket sales and distribution business seems like one that would benefit from being managed by smart contracts and blockchain technology.
Clamcumber juice. Like clamato but cukes.
There should be a website that presents opposing views on any topic. All arguments would be made by a thoughtful, articulate, and honest advocate. This is based on a series of books my sister had when I was in High School, which I think was called Taking Sides. I’d love this applied to daily news.
I would love to see classic recipes done as infographics, visualizations, or process charts even. Could be an awesome cookbook idea or a cool thing to have framed.
Take a photo of any “dash” and have all the info archived. Good for running on a treadmill if you leave your exercise watch at home. Take a photo, log your run.
I like Cheddar a lot and I enjoyed being grilled as much as the next big cheese but something here looks swiss.
This would be my second appearance on Fox 5 local news. The first was in 1997 when they snuck cameras into a party at Northwestern. This one is better.
Dear Mr. Yormark,
We’re neighbors. I live at 560 State Street — Jay-Z’s old building — directly across the street from the Barclays Center. When my family first moved in I was interested to hear what people thought of the new arena and the Nets so I asked around. In the hardware store, the burger shop, etc. — people said they expected more outreach, more of an effort, more respect. Back then I came to your defense — it’s exciting though, right? A new team, a new arena…
Since I started shaving regularly twenty years ago, I have tried dozens of blade/cream combos. Everything from a $3 can of generic foam to hyper-expensive, made-by-a-dermatologist mousse. Then, last Christmas, my wife bought me a proper shaving brush and a tub of this stuff and it changed my life. Buy this at once. Not only is the shave smooth as silk, the tub lasted me 18 months. You end up using so much less with the brush, it’s incredible.
So, there. My search is over. I’m sticking with Santa Maria Novella. I urge you to give it a whirl.