Wednesday, November 23, 2005

select inventions

I think I understand the potential foolishness of sharing my invention ideas in such a public forum. But I also think I know the value of having such a public record should an idea be stolen. Let's be clear here, you have been warned--don't steal my ideas; now, I'm not opposed to working with others to bring these ideas to life, in fact I welcome it, I need some collaboration. It has been a disheartening lack of collaboration with certain authors whose last names rhyme with 'bowling' that has stymied my (and his or her) progress on a novel in a series I'm working on, but that's another story. I am pretty excited about these inventions, for the most part they have been gathering dust, though whenever I reconsider them, I get excited all over again. I welcome any feedback to push or refine the ideas, or tell me your inventions--maybe we can collaborate? OK, here they are:

1. Transfer pen: OK, this is a pen-shaped device that can replace, or at least change how we might think about computer networking, the conventional computer 'mouse', and conventional electronic file storage. It works like this: I notice some files on your computer desktop. I want to get one. In the past, I would have to have you save it to a disk, or e-mail it, or I would have to search through the files on a network to locate it. Not with the transfer pen. I bring my transfer pen, I place the tip of the pen on the icon of the file on the screen, it "picks up" the file, and it is now stored on the transfer pen! When I return to my computer, I simply place the tip of the transfer pen on my desktop, and I successfully upload the file onto my computer. I can also use the transfer pen to manipulate icons on my desktop; I can draw, write, or use it in any way I use my conventional mouse. Dang, I really need to draw a picture here to illustrate how it functions. Please, please use your imagination(s). To proceed from here, I really need someone who knows how to make a transfer pen, or get it one step closer. Know anyone?

2. Human flying (this idea is the roughest--but still extremely exciting): OK, this is basically a device that lets humans fly. It's not an airplane, it would use technology like a hover-craft, only it wouldn't require any extra devices or gear, and any kid could "hook up" and fly. Wouldn't you like to fly? Wouldn't you be willing to pay a pretty penny to be able to fly? So would I. And so would millions of people around the world. To proceed from here, I really need someone who knows how to build a more fitting hover-craft type of device without extraneous gear or devices.

7 comments:

  1. Your flying idea is AWESOME!

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  2. Rachel4:46 AM

    Whenever I have computer questions I call Jared. If there is anyone who would know where to find a transfer pen it would be Jared. Good luck!

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  3. Hey Ben, why don't you ask your precious "robot friends" to help you come up with the transfer pen?

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  4. ben, take it from rachel: i know about this kind of stuff. the transfer pen will NOT succeed; It's a great idea, but i think it will be overshadowed by the butter stick and other inventions found here

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  5. heimerwisen12:08 PM

    You should not worry about public disclosure of your inventions. None of us should. In fact, the only thing to really fear is robot-bear rape. How about an invention to protect us from that? The linked article raises this issue but does not offer solutions. Won't someone think of the children?

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  6. ben it seems you may have a lawsuit on your hands. these jerks stole your flying idea.

    bird man

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  7. Heimerweisen: Can't find the article link--were you tricking me?

    Everyone: Thanks, and I'm still waiting to hear if you know someone that can help bring these to further fruition.

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