I’m always coming up with
ideas. These are some of my best. I’d really like to see
these ideas developed further, but right now they’re not my
top priority. So, I’m putting them out in the public
If you wish to develop them further,
I’d like to be involved, at least in a consulting capacity.
I’d also like a free copy of the end result.
I’ve also given honorable
mention to a few other great ideas which are not mine.
You can post your ideas at Half Bakery, WhyNot.Net, and Creativity Pool. If you need a website created for posting your own ideas, let me know. I can usually work out something that’s within your budget.
| Commuter Cars –
small cars that take one to two people on their commute. Click
on the link to more details of The Commuter. I also describe the
commuter briefcase. I’ve also provided links to other
| I have an idea for a
modular car. The basic car/module holds one to two people. For
other needs, other modules can be added on. These are modules such
as truck bed and back seat. Each module is built so that another
module can be attached on the back. So, you could attach the car, a
back seat and a truck bed together. Each module is attached at two
places rather than one for more stability and greater ease in
backing up - if you’ve ever pulled a trailer, you know what I
mean. This car has three versions – The Commuter, Nothing To
It (stripped down version), and The Way to Go (all the
||If you want to build The Commuter, I
want to be consulted on the design. If you get rich and famous off
this idea, I want a portion of the profits. (Remember, you’re
rich and famous, so you can afford it.)
And, I’d like a Commuter for
| Quadratic (Base 4)
Computers are based on Binary (Base
2) Logic. Everything is either on or off; either true or false;
either 1 or 0. To tell whether something is true or false, a
computer measures the amount of electricity - 1 volt = true (1); 0
volts = false (0). In the early days of computers, measuring (and
sending) voltage was not that exact, so anything above .5 volts (or
so) was measured as 1 volt, and anything below .5 volts was
measured as 0 volts. Now, we should be able to get more exact. So I
suggest using 0, .33 (1/3), .66 (2/3), and 1 as the measurement
points. Each point would measure plus or minus .10 volts. This way
you could have 4 values - 0, 1, 2, 3. 0 for false, 1 for true, and
2 and 3 for other values. Binary logic is great for simple IF/ELSE
conditions. More complex ones could make use Quadratic logic. To
build a Quadratic Computer, I suggest a combination of quadratic
and binary circuits.
| Quadratic Computers would be
smaller and faster, and Quadratic Disk Drives could hold much more
data. Of course an obvious use for Quadratic Computers is to solve
|| If you
decide to build a Quadratic Computer, please inform me of your
progress – I want to be the first to know!
If your name is Intel, I want lots of
money for my idea.
And, I’d like a free version
after you’ve got the kinks worked out.
| Shoes that Fit
I don’t know about you, but my
feet are pointed in the back (heel), not in the front (toes).
Perhaps if I only had one toe, my feet would be pointed in the
front, but I have one heel and five toes.
Shoes should be pointed in the back
and round in the front. They should be high enough to fit without
rubbing, and to allow you to curl your toes. Shoes should have 5
eyelets to allow you to tie the shoes securely, and the shoelaces
should be long enough to give you plenty of lace to tie the shoes
with. There should also be some lace at the back to secure that
area. Also, don’t install arch support in the shoes. Those
that want arch support can purchase it separately. Everyone can add
as much or as little arch support as they need or want.
Velcro down the inseam, unzips so the bottom of the sock can be
flipped over the top. This keep you from slipping on slippery
surfaces. Special reacher tool – flip-grip-n-zip helps you
undo/redo your socks without bending over. Socks come in neon
colors for seeing your way in the dark.
| Shoes that Fit would help us heal
from the toes up. They would help us relax and not be so
Other advantages of Velcro Socks
– one size fits all; feet no longer get too hot or too cold
| If you
decide to make shoes that fit, I’d really like a pair. P.S. I
haven’t found a pair that fits yet!
If you decide to make velcro socks,
I’ll take a couple of pairs and my neighbor wants 100
| In a Hydrogen
Economy (vs. a Petroleum Economy), Hydrogen is used to power
everything, rather than Petroleum. (I should say Hydrogen along
with Solar, Geothermal, Wind, Biodiesel, and other non-polluting
fuels.) In a Hydrogen Economy, the Federal Government would give
subsidies to non-polluting technologies at the same rate as they do
for polluting technologies.
|Leveling the playing field in this manner would make
non-polluting technologies cheaper than their polluting
counterparts. This would also make us independent of foreign oil.
Some have written that a Hydrogen Economy would also greatly reduce
|| Not my
idea, but I think it’s great anyhow.
A woman in a small village in
Bangladesh applies for and receives a microloan. With this small
loan, she’s able to purchase a cell phone. With the cell
phone, she sets up a small business of charging others in her
village to use her cell phone. Other people in the village call
relatives. Farmers in the village can now call other farmers in
other villages to ensure they get a good price for their
| Microloans are a great economic
equalizer. Microloans also work in more prosperous countries, such
as the U.S.
|| Not my
idea, but I think it’s great anyhow.
I’d like to live sustainably,
but can I really afford it? Can I afford not to?
| The more people that live
sustainably, the better off we all are. If you can live sustainably
within your budget, then you’ll be better off.
|| If you
learn a trick or two about this subject, e-mail me.
| Natural Pesticides &
As the CDC is now finding out and as
others have known for years, we are being overloaded with
chemicals. Although the CDC pointed to cigarette smoke as an
overloading factor, many others have shown that pesticides and
herbicides are greatly overloading us.
| Using natural pesticides and
herbicide, we win, the earth wins, and the pests and weeds do
though I like this idea, it’s not mine. I’m just
providing the links.
Telecommuting means working from
home. For a person to telecommute they need to be able to
communicate with other workers – via telephone, internet, or
some other means, depending on the companies needs.
| If people were allowed to
telecommute, they could spend more time with their families, and
thus be happier workers. Many of those who telecommute tend to
spend more time for the company than they would if they went in to
work. People who telecommute tend to be more productive. Companies
would save money on office space and office furniture. There would
be less pollution if everybody telecommuted, since they
wouldn’t be driving to work. And there are tax breaks for
running a home office.
|| OK, so
it’s not my idea, but I sure enjoyed it while I was able to
telecommute. And I’d appreciate the chance to telecommute
| Essential Rights
Essential Rights. These are the
rights that should be afforded to everybody.
| Some items to consider. Perhaps
they could be constitutional ammendments.
|| If you
send me a petition for any of these rights, I’d likely sign
| Global Village World
If we could shrink the population of
the earth to a village of 100 people, with all the existing
human ratios remaining the same, it would look like this.
| Puts things in perspective.
|| Not my
idea, but my page has pictures.
| Save Paper & Ink
Save Paper – Save Trees –
Stop Climate Change. Save Ink – Reduce Petroleum Use –
Stop Climate Change.
| Perhaps the simplest methods of saving paper and printer ink are presented by Print Greener and Change the Margins. Print Greener sells GreenPrint Software which intercepts what you’re printing on you computer before it reaches the printer and allows you to specify which pages to not print. Print Greener also sells the Evergreen Font which spaces letters closer together, saving paper and ink by printing more in less space. Change the Margins is a campaign which encourages reducing your word processing default margins to three-quarter (.75) inches. Of course you can reduce them even more (depending on your printer and if you want page headers and/or footers). Change the Margins also has a petition to ask Microsoft to change the defaults to three-quarter inches.
ideas for saving paper and ink.