As a non native English speaker learning English is one of those things I really appreciate. The idea I had was if the operating system could help in the English training. Could we have a language setting that mix English with the persons native language? I’m thinking several advantages. One problem I’ve encountered is to support a person who has set his system language to something I don’t understand. It would be good if we both could see what’s going on in those situations. With this getting over that first hurdle learning your first words would be much quicker. Also searching for a problem solution is generally done in English so here there is a problem if the system is only in the native language. You don’t know exactly what English words were used.
Another related idea to get more translations for software in Linux would be to let the user input their own translated words. This would mean that for every English word you see in the program you can add a translated word.
Inspired by the learn piano apps on the tablet. Why not use a similar note view on the computer for making music in Linux. With a rotated piano roll where the notes scroll down the learning curve for making music should be lowered since you don’t need to rotate the note view in your mind.
I don’t know if this idea will work. But if it does it will give the youth something useful later in their life. What if they could compete with each other making webpages. The idea is to make a website from instructions and images. Upload that to some server and compare it with contributions from other people or groups. With free online MOOC’s and courses the required knowledge is obtainable. The Internet will be in the hands of the youth. Why not make it very good.
To battle heatwaves we need to drink plenty of water. In my experience cold water is much more effective. Then why not use our wits to create cool water. I’m suggesting a product that uses a simple peltier device powered by a solar panel that is then used to cool water for drinking. I’m not thinking of a portable refrigerator. I guess you can make it more effective by creating a contact area with the water and the peltier device.
Example image just to clearify the idea. Here maybe one should use two water containers. One that you cool and one water container you transfer heat to. Here the chilled water container is small compared to the heated container. Showing both ideas.
The idea is simple. Maybe there should exist cooperation among small businesses for certain products sold in our stores. The idea is that the stores could with some help have a section of new products every week or so. If so. People passing by would be inclined to go into the store just to see whats new. I don’t know how to implement this idea but maybe one could rotate popular products among several stores not located close to each other.
There are many guesses that robots will take over all our jobs in the future. Even if you can’t halt progress should robots that take human jobs be allowed to compete for no pay ? I seriously would consider otherwise, maybe this is a tax question.
The idea is simple and obvious. I believe you need to isolate and train specifically the task of correcting errors in all subjects for the students. Not only in the combination with finding the solution from scratch. The idea is that they could gain ”bug fixing” knowledge which they could then use for their own advantage when finding a solution to a problem. Similarly to be able to collaborate better with others. The thought error with todays system is that the errors encountered by the students are there owns. Meaning they will loose training on many errors they don’t usually make themselves.
Taking inspiration from the Yota phone being a dualscreen phone maybe its enough to have two displays. One big and one little. The idea I had was if you could have scrolling display like the old mp3 players had as the little low energy information display and one ordinary big display. The reason is that people don’t need to turn on the phone to check the time, the latest sms or some other frequently checked information.
In a previous blog post I was wondering how vulnerable EU-migrants could be helped. I think I got the starting answer. Information. I believe those EU-migrants can benefit from information to them and from them. If they get access to devices like smartphones we could make Internet software that could benefit them. What if they could post suggestions themselves to the challenges. If you have a dedicated employment service in the phone maybe they could find employments, job and language training.
As a twist on the classic memory game I came up with this idea. The idea is to pair two images on the tablet or phone let the computer check if they are related. A simple relation could be the same face or an object that has been rotated. I think maybe this could help older people who have trouble remembering faces. They could just pair the same person from two different angles. Anyway I think it could be a fun game to create.