Compost & Conversation

This is a service where someone goes to someone’s house to collect their household scraps every couple of days. The idea is that these people are dual purpose – they are a mental health service, they pop by and have a conversation and ask how they are and all that, but the participant doesn’t feel like they’re paying for company. But it’s a big part of it. And of course the other part is the compost – the participants are giving their scraps to someone who can turn them into great soil – the scraps are not ending up as methane produced from a landfill.

This would have to be almost exclusively funded through metal health and environmental grants.

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Simon’s Spit

Based on this thing I read about people being able to better digest carbohydrates because they have special enzymes in their spit that pre-digest it, I introduce Simons Spit. I believe I have such an enzyme because I’ve never had any problems eating whatever carbs I want, and therefore people may be willing to pay for a vial of this enzyme that they put on their carb heavy food as a pre-digestive that helps them to process the carbs.

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The Word plugin that imports a native English speaker to help you author your document. Grammar and spell checkers can only get you so far. If English is your second language, you can get someone to read over it and ensure your document flows and uses clear language to express what you want it to express. They can use comments to ask what you’re trying to express, or perhaps a seperate chat window.

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A gmail plugin that “normalises” email threads to a iphone style chat like interface to make it easy to read a conversation that’s taken place over email. Importantly it’s doing things like removing the junk in the emails, greetings, signatures, “replying to” email body.

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Shanty is a an app that allows you to record yourself singing a shanty, and then a second tool to “compose” yourself and as many others as you like. The idea is that you sing a shanty and then use the same shanty sung by others to create a full blown track. Any ad revenue is shared out to the original content posters.

This is inspired by a particulary good youtube mixup of a sea shanty. I may have reinvented TikTok, I dunno, I’ve never used it.

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Reeport helps teachers write reports. You upload previous reports you’ve written and it analyses the text and creates a “sentiment cloud” – common descriptive words you might use for students. Writing a new report is as simple as clicking the key words that best describe a student’s work and attitude – Reeport will use the latest and greatest in AI to generate a report in your style, and all you have to do is do a proof read.

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A gmail/outlook extension that detects when you’ve been sent an email with an invoice in it and asks if you want to pay it. Handles the direct bank transfer/pay details.

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A micro-investment platform where you can make a micro investment (e.g. $500) that bubbles up to the top level so that the controllers can participate in micro-lending or any form of lending that generates a profit for the microlend.

This probably exists, but there was a guy at work with a very similar name to “LendUp” and I thought it would make a great product name.

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Pest Control Robot: Demyner

Indian myner birds are an introduced pest that aggressively take over nesting spots. The Demyner would sit in trees above nesting spots and would cattle-bolt each one that was going to come in… or maybe a nesting box that throws the bird out if it’s not the right bird. Same sort of vision recognition software as the other pest control robots.

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Pest Control Robot: Snip-er

This is a drone that can identify pattersons curse flowers and simply snip them off. This a noxious introduced species which can kill horses. The idea is that by cutting off the flowers, we’re stopping it from breeding and spreading. Obviously the same concept applies to other forms of noxious weeds. The idea is that farmers can run this over their paddocks and surrounding fields to ensure that it never gets a foothold in the feed area.

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