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The gentle reminder

Here's an idea that came to me last night:

So I was lying in my bed, waiting to fall asleep when I heard a small high pitch noise. I lay still a moment before I determined that it wasn't my tinnitus acting up. So I went up and tried to find the source of the sound. It didn't take long before I discovered what made the barely audible screech. It was my cell phone recharger. Apparently I had accidentally left it in the socket when my phone was fully charged, the electricity running… Continue

Added by Per Jonsson on March 23, 2010 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

New York Wind Turbines

Okay so I had this thought. The winds that travel in between skyscrapers in big cities much reach colossal speeds, these winds could be used to generate energy. So why not install wind turbines in big cities? Here's a small render I made:

Simple enough? Well here are some problems:

Noise; from what I've heard wind turbines… Continue

Added by Per Jonsson on March 19, 2010 at 2:30pm — 14 Comments

Energy through keyboard strokes?

Has anyone thought about generating energy through keyboard strokes using the same method as energy from floor tiles? Under each key a small piece of metal could be built in and electricity could be gained from the deformation of the metal following a key stroke. Though this energy would be minuscule, a small contribution could be made if we pool all of the worlds keyboards. Imagine how many times a keyboard key gets pressed every day in the world. Let's do a Fermi calculation:

Roughly… Continue

Added by Per Jonsson on March 18, 2010 at 10:26pm — 13 Comments

A roof garden for all!

Here's a very quick Photoshop image I made as a concept design. It's basically quite a simple idea: using the extra space on rooftops to grow vegetables. What better way of increasing our food security than start growing our own crops. If low energy heating systems are installed the greenhouse could work during the cold seasons as well, if the vegetables grown can grow at cold temperatures such as 10 degrees Celsius. …


Added by Per Jonsson on March 18, 2010 at 7:06pm — 5 Comments

The Power of the Dumbbell

An interest of mine has always been to combine workouts with technology, and this is one of the ideas I've had.

I've always felt that working out at a gym should be integrated with the world around us, and what better way to do that then connecting it to the power grid? This is the Power Dumbbell, simply a regular exercise dumbbell which is connect to a dynamo and a battery. This can then connect to your buildings power supply so that you can later use the electricity you've… Continue

Added by Per Jonsson on March 18, 2010 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

in 2020

Unfortunately, regardless of how much I want to, I can't imagine a best-case scenario of where I'll be in 2020, there is just so much that I want to do. Hopefully I'll be working on something interesting, fascinating and ground braking. But more importantly, I hope I'll be happy. Saying anything other than this would be a lie.

But I hope that when you contact me in 10 years, I'll be able to say that I'm doing something that makes me happy and I wouldn't want to do anything other than… Continue

Added by Per Jonsson on March 17, 2010 at 10:01pm — 1 Comment

A 2020 Dinner

Rather than eating a new futuristic new dish, I hope to learn from the past. I want to eat my meal in the nature, untouched by modern society and pollution. A forrest filled with giant trees, a vast desolate desert, on a secluded island or on a frigid tundra. The food should be local cuisine, prepared acording to traditions by the local people. During the meal I want to take part in their customs and culture, I want to learn something new in the hopes of being able to share this wisdom with the… Continue

Added by Per Jonsson on March 17, 2010 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Shadowing a Hero

The hero I chose may be a little obvious, but I'll stick to it anyway. After viewing her 20 minute long talk on TED, and leading me to this site Jane McGonigal was the first person I thought of. Her work is really inspiring, ingenious, but most of all, it makes sense. By using the untapped potential of gamers a difference can really be made. I've decided to Shadow her using facebook and by regularly checking her website, AvantGame.

Added by Per Jonsson on March 17, 2010 at 9:41pm — 1 Comment

Try living for a week on $2 a day.

I feel that one of the best things you can do in order to master the technique of innovation to try it for your self. Maybe not in the sense of trying to life for a week on only $2 a day, but rather to try to understand, experience it, see through your own eyes. In order to form a solution you must first understand the problem.

Added by Per Jonsson on March 17, 2010 at 9:24pm — 7 Comments

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