Author Archives: gemmell

A bot that convinces you of your intrinsic value/self worth

This is a bot for psychological good. It is a chat bot, and it’s whole aim is to help you see your self worth (your intrinsic value). The idea is that it doesn’t pander to you, but it holds a … Continue reading

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VR game to help people exercise

So one of the big barriers to an overweight or inactive person going out and doing a bunch of exercise is that they suck at it and would be in the public eye. So imagine there’s a VR game where … Continue reading

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Weight loss pill

It’s a pill, guaranteed to make you lose weight, and strengthen your abdominals and pelvic floor. How? It’s a non virulent strain of gastroenteritis. Lasts about 48 hours, you can’t eat anything, so it has to come with something you … Continue reading

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Queer Eye for the PowerPoint Slide

Your slides are boring, or look amateurish. You need someone with an eye for this stuff. You need Queer Eye for the PowerPoint Slide. Essentially you submit your powerpoint slide to a site, and it comes back all bedazzled/professional/whatever. It’s … Continue reading

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Reef Shoe Flipper Shoe

A reef shoe/flipper hybrid that retracts the flipper when the knee bends such that walking is possible. Great for bodyboarders who might walk along the rocks, and then dive in. Could be completely mechanical via an attachement to above the … Continue reading

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A plugin to your email client that actively engages spammers

So the idea here is that when you “mark as spam” it doesn’t just bin it. A bot fires up, and actively manages that conversation such that you never see it, but it responds to the email, then tries to … Continue reading

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Mr Squiggle

Locals submit photo’s of grafitti in public areas, a global community of artist “Mr Squiggle” it by turning the graffiti into art work. The winning design is paid for their work and a graffiti artist draws it. In this way … Continue reading

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Leonly the bot that cares.

Specifically developed for lonely people, the elderly or people who feel vunerable, Leonly is a bot that simulates someone giving a shit. The current suite of speakerapps (Google Home, Amazon Alexa) are waiting for you to prompt it with questions. … Continue reading

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Replace single use plastics with skin

I am inspired by the 4Ocean campaign, but it doesn’t get to the heart of the problem: Society’s dependency on single use plastics. I can’t change society, but can I change plastic? Well we’d need to find something that’s just … Continue reading

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The Box Office

The Box Office is literally a cardboard box that encases your computer monitor and yourself. Lined with sound absorbent foam, it allows you to work in complete isolation. No glare, no interruptions, and no annoying others on noisy conference calls.

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