Monday, January 24, 2011

3 new concepts that should be funded further

3. Gibson Firebird X


What is it:
A $5500 guitar

Why should it be funded more:
Well this one technically has enough funding already as it's slated to be released but it still deserves a spot on this list. It's an instrument with an app store. That certainly has never been done before, and one might think, well how many apps could you really need for an instrument. But that's just it, it's unexplored territory, who knows what the population will think of when developing for such a piece of hardware. You didn't think throwing birds at wooden buildings would be fun but Angry Birds is currently the number one app being sold on the iPhone. How about a flashlight app, or a tethering app. No one saw these coming when app store were released but the user population exploded a simple app store into so many unique and fantastic ideas that it was never intended for. So imagine what the same population could do to affect music in the 21st century...plus the guitar can tune itself. That's enough right there to get ideas flowing.

2. Phone concept 

What is it:
A unique phone concept

















Why it should be funded more:
Phones have gotten boring over the years. There's no longer any excitement anymore when one gets a new phone after their contract is up. It used to be impossible to wait to get your hands on a new phone, they were so new and all unique and the technology was recent enough to always keep you on your toes. Flip phones, to slide phones to phones with fully keyboards to two screens to touch screens. Now that everything has been done once and twice before getting a new phone isn't about using a new cool piece of technology but just finding a new one you won't gt sick of and be stuck with until your contract switches. This phone however is completely new in it's nature. 3 screens, can be folded out into any shape, hundreds of new uses could be thought up of by the user, some shown in the video such as two people watching two different screens simultaneously. It's just a refreshing video to let the world know there's still new technology out there that can excite the user to that 2005 time when you couldn't wait to go phone shopping. Video posted in sources below, it's worth a watch, only two minutes, plus the girl is kinda hot...


1. Underwater skyscrapers


What is it: 
A skyscraper located underwater

















Why it should be funded more:
This earned the top spot because there are so many reasons this should be funded way more then it currently is (around $0.00) First and most importantly, it's a good notion that the world isn't almost out of space. Because currently that is exactly what's happening. The world is being over populated and we're simply running out of places to stick people. Building these types of architecture opens up virtually endless space for centuries to come. Rather then building our skyscrapers taller, stick some in the ocean and build down. It's a very strange concept at first but doesn't it make total sense? It would bring so much more use out of our world, and even help the economy, because if one could stay in an underwater hotel for cheap versus a ground hotel that's more expensive, which would they pick? I only envision it cheap because they're analogous to land scrapers. Occupy big space, many rooms, many customers, price gets driven down. This idea may be the key to solving overpopulation, which the world will have to face sooner then it thinks it does. Plus it would be one hell of a technological advancement for mankind. Plus, underwater malls, hotels, restaurants, amusement parks...sounds pretty amazing to have in our lifetimes.

Sources: Firebird: http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/Firebird/Gibson-USA/Firebird-X/Revolutionary-Features.aspx
Phone Concept: http://vimeo.com/18079655
Ocean Scraper: http://inhabitat.com/underwater-skyscraper-is-a-self-sufficient-city-at-sea/

28 comments:

  1. So would the apps change the sound output from the guitar? either way it sounds amazing

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  2. That's definitely one of the possibilities. There would be a ton of custom distortion apps

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  3. underwater skyscraper would be so siiick.

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  4. Hm, I personally think the Phone should be more funded. Looks pretty cool to me!

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  5. I love the phone concept, but the underwater skyscraper takes the cake!

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  6. ooo nice
    learn 3 new things :D

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  7. not only will underwater skyscrapers benefit in terms of clearing up population density, but they would be so freaking awesome!

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  8. underwater skyscrapers looks amazing!

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  9. Underwater skyscrapers. How awesome would that be.
    How would it stay afloat though?

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  10. I really agree with those skyscraper! Those are so practical.

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  11. I agree with the skyscraper, but I'm not quite so sure about the Gibson Firebird.

    Why try to do INTERNALLY what you can easily do EXTERNALLY? I'm assuming it'd be costlier and harder to fix parts that breakdown INSIDE the guitar, rather than just replacing the external components that can do the same or nearly the same, right?

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  12. wow, those are all awesome

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  13. Certainly there's programs that can do most of what that guitar is capable of doing, but the fact that it's pure analog, and capable of something much bigger is why I believe it should be funded further

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  14. we`ll have to expand to the sea eventually...

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  15. Wow. I love the skyscraper concept... imagine eating at a seafood restaurant... under the sea!

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  16. I've seen that triangular phone before, I watched the vid on vimeo or something. It looks absolutely amazing, I love the way it transforms.

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  17. The skyscraper concept looks amazing, can't see it being made any time soon though. Now following.

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  18. dude love the underwater skyscraper idea. I always liked the idea of a massive arcology for people to live in.

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  19. Underwater skyscrapers get my vote. Also, shouldn't they be called waterscrapers? :D

    Following and supporting!

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  20. That phone design is sick! Wish I could grab one of those when my contract is up in May :(

    For now, stuck with my enV2. Following!

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  21. Man, imagine all the space we can save by having those.

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  22. all aboard a guitar that can tune itself

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  23. Underwater sky scraper sounds liek a great idea.

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  24. I really like the water skyscraper thing

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  25. Oh man, that skycraper (or oceandiver) looks like an amazing idea. I'm pretty sure there are some ecological implications tho.

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  26. I like the third idea the best. That would be freaking fantastic!

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  27. After seeing your last three blog entries, this blog is definitely worth a follow :)

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  28. when is this happening?

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