I had an idea yesterday. A simple example of extracting instructions comes from music. I think you already can extract the notes as the instructions. I wonder therefor if other data can be separated into instructions and its applied functions. I guess if you could separate the instruction and the function then a computer could learn the function and operate on different instructions. Also if the instruction can be extracted. One could let the same instruction operate with different functions. With this you could possibly find a better function.
The idea is simple. Say you want to create a cartoon figure but you feel there is something missing. Why not map your cartoon sketch to a 3D object. From this you could imagine it as a toy. The idea here is that this transformation will reveal whats missing or need to be changed on the character and how to fix it. This way you can also fix the sketch. So in short. The multiple object transform approach can serve as an aid to imagination.
As an aid to music creators. I thought. Setting up your song could be made to into writing simple a script. A script is just a text file containing commands and parameters. The idea is that I think a lot of repetitive tasks can be automated this way. If you make some mistake along the way. You can run the script again with the fix you inserted.
I have an idea that would save you a lot of hazzle with the network connection. Inspired by Linux Voice. Why not innovate the Wifi-Dongle to also act as a USB-tethering device. With this you only need to configure the dongle ones and it will work on any computer you would like to connect to your network. This is done with zero configurations. For Linux this could be great since you would not need that many working drivers for wifi. To try USB-tethering you can use your already wifi connected tablet or smartphone. Search for ‘usb tethering’ for android apps
The idea is simple. Why not improve the self sufficiency of some of the refugees with cooking classes. The idea is to teach them to cook restaurant food. Also inspired by the flipped classroom. I thought why not let the participants watch course material online for later tests in the kitchen. I think this is key to scaling of such a program.
The idea is simple. In those places the power grid are frequently down. I thought why should the computer also suddenly shut off. I mean the CPU in today’s Linux mini PC’s are very low power. One solution could therefor be to have a emergency battery installed in the computer. So when the power goes off. The computer will go into zero power hibernate mode with the help of the battery. Which means it is saved the computer state to the hard drive. When the power then goes back on your work on the computer is back to where it was before.
I made this splash screen from absolutely zero experience in Krita from Linux Mate.
I believe two difficult things in Linux like changing configuration files and getting the terminal syntax correct can be aided by code completion. Code completion makes things easier since it reduces typos and common mistakes. In the completion pop up you can also see what parameters are available which I think can be very useful.
The idea is simple. For those long trips. Why can’t we adapt our transportation system to bring our cars with us on the train. This would increase the range for electric cars and reduce car emissions for those gasoline wasting combustion engines. Not only that but not everyone likes to drive 300 miles in one day. Thus increasing safety for all on board. So the idea is that you still want to have your car at the destination your going to even though you don’t want to drive all the way to it. You just bring it with you on a train transport.
The idea is a bit of a guess. But with so many parameters in music software I thought why not write out my hunch. The idea is to calculate a reduced set of new ranges for the parameters you have currently available to you. The logic is. There should be values in those ranges that when combined with other parameters make no sense. They make the music sound bad. On the other side. There should be combinations of parameter values that are popular. If you collect this data it should then be possible to present this to the music creator in the form of reduced parameter settings. Here I guess you can group the whole range to from bad, possible and better. Further I assume the parameters are likely to be dependent so when enough parameters have been initially chosen. The rest should have a probable range within they could vary.
In the image below. The different range groups are shown. Green shows the range which is calculated to have the best sound and the red range should be avoided.
The idea is not so much for playing retro games but to invent new ones. I think you can describe it as interactive modular games. Games that you fix yourself with tutorials and choose among different assets (graphics, audio) and share with the others. Below I made a video explaining the idea. Here I made two very crude games in Gedot Engine. One shown in the video.
Imagine if everybody would have the education necessary to teach. With technology the student or parent could then act as a teacher to her group of friends or family. This would increase the human lead teaching tremendously and since we are inherently social. This has the potential to be somewhat effective. I mean here you get a discussion where questions and answers are generated more freely than communicating only with software. To do this we need apps that teaches you how to become a better teacher. Now there is a push for using technology for literacy skills. Here I thought. If you make software for both teaching and learners. This could for example lead to language teaching jobs. Thus accelerating learning.
The process of calculating 3D images or rendering as its called doesn’t always produce correct results. The sacrifice for faster rendering speed is more noise or a less accurate simulation. The idea is simple. During the process of rendering. When the computer is calculating the pixels. Why not incorporate user input. With my eye I can see where the problem areas are and suggest perhaps more samples in that area. For animations you would probably need some sort of machine learning but for still images I think the idea could be worth implementing.
Below I marked the problem areas to be rendered with 100 times more samples during the render time. It could also perhaps work as a render mask. So you can can store the problem areas for later use.
The problem is that the software I wanted to run didn’t come for the latest release of my distribution. It came for the LTS version. I of course had the latest release installed. If you have to choose. Then there is a possibility for error. There should be a distribution that sacrifices a little hard drive space for convenience. This gave me the idea that there could be a smart way to combine the latest LTS with the latest release. The smart distribution release would incorporate a different form of backwards compatibility. Maybe it can be called dual compatibility.
This is just food for thought. As an income generating idea for Linux software or projects. Like the Ubuntu MATE or the Linux Mint distribution I’m currently running. I thought why not turn some of the documentation to an interactive tutorial. Then to earn some money why not make an Android application of it. The application “Learn Python” from SoloLearn is a perfect example of how one could do this. So the idea is very simple. Since people behind these distributions and other Linux software make documentation. They could also make an Interactive Tutorial Application for Android and then maybe charge a little money for that. I’m pretty sure this is an easier way to get funding rather then by donations only.
One can also speculate if interactive information or courses will take over from reading a lot of documentation. I guess this could be because memory retention is better that way.
The idea is simple. To protect the expensive solar panels against the elements and possibly vandalism. Why not no add an outer transparent construction for them. With this you could have both a sloping outer surface and at the same time keep the solar panels horizontal inside. The slope will make it easier for snow and water to flow off and not to block the sunshine. The disadvantage which will vary is the performance loss because of an additional absorbing layer. The transparency is probably not a 100%. Overall I think this might be a good idea to keep the solar panels in a transparent container since it will give them a longer life expectancy.
Further if the outer cage or container is strong enough. You could walk on the solar panels which might be useful.
The idea is simple and perhaps not expected. Taken from my own experience when I didn’t feel well. I used a Heat Fan (low effect) to enhance the impact of lying in bed. Directing the flow of warm air towards the chest area. My concentration went up at the same time my body could completely relax. I think the relax part of the recovery is very important. But its a waste of time to listen to relax tapes if you are using your own energy to keep warm. I think forced convection is really the best you can get. Therefore I wonder if one could have this option in hospitals. Just open a window once in a while to let the extra heat out. Even if this energy cost it will still cut costs if it works as expected. I believe this idea is worth the research.
I thought I innovate the simple calculator today. My idea is simple. Why not add an Undo Button on calculators? The button is suppose to work like any other undo function in computer software. When pressed the calculator will reverse back the previous action. So if you accidentally pressed the equal button to early you can reverse that.
I was thinking. What alternatives are there to genetic modifications of crops. What if you could alter everything anyway. How would you do this? There have been articles about using little robotic medicine pills for a while now. Inspired by that. What if we could make cyborg plants. Since it will probably cost a lot in the beginning I thought why not focus on trees. Maybe we could make them grow faster and better with computer chips. What if the trees chemical food could also come from an outside container. The tree is then tricked by the chip to make use of that substance. Even if every tree is a little different a machine learning chip could adapt. We need trees for a sustainable future. Therefore I think this idea is worth the research.
Actually Computer Based Math is a good idea. However if you want to enhance math education. Don’t replace handwritten math with computers. Simply add another subject. So you have both handwritten and computer based math. The reason is since the tools of the brain are the hands and because the brain takes input from everything. Think neural networks. Understanding may come from different forms. Basically I guess the brain takes advantage of different memory capacities. Also additional Computer Based Math courses online would impose less risk.
On a website I imagine we can have many assignments and projects and because Mathematica is somewhat like a programming language then software could verify the code. Like it does in online programming courses.
The idea is simple. Learning a language as a novice can be difficult. I therefore wonder if we can make it easier for them. Maybe its easy as associate an image or icon with the keywords. So for the control flow statement ‘for’ I made a quick example icon. Here ‘i’ is the variable that goes from start to end and ‘for’ is the keyword. Further I think you should involve your own creativity. Possibly you could make your own personal icon for the keywords and get a better memory retention as a result.
Since we have many talented programmers in the world. Why not create a user interface challenge competition for a Internet search engine . My solution to selecting the best default UI would be where the user had the possibility to change the interface to many of the submitted. This would be done in a testing environment. With ongoing statistics the programmer could then change things to make the interface effortless, practical and smart. I think this evolution like approach would give the best results. Some features I came up with for a UI were.
Similar Page Search. Here you select your search link and the let the server find similar pages. The similarity could be in the text or images.
Keyword Search Panel. A panel where you could select the searches to store for later use.
Search Profile. Here you could select another search profile. Maybe an expert of soccer or some other sport. This would make it easier to find expert info.
The idea is simple. Many of the startups I have read about have innovative services. I don’t think that is enough. We also need new inventions. To get us through the tough times ahead. My suggestion is therefore that we start to grow potential inventors right away. With the Internet a potential Nikola Tesla can be trained anywhere on the planet. An educational website with self paced courses dedicated to training inventors would then be almost to good to be true.
I wonder what benefits many cell system have over single battery cell systems. Since Tesla has a car with 7000 cells. Surely there has got to be many benefits. My idea is then that mobile device like the smartphone or wearable device also is equipped with a multi or many cell system. This means that the battery inside your phone would then be built of many smaller cells. I believe that one benefit would be that the battery still works even if one cell goes bad. This would then extend the life of the battery system. Another advantage would be parallel charging where you could charge much faster.
Using feeling based optimization. I figured out how one could make a simple alteration to books to make them much easier to read. I don’t read that many books because my eyes feel strained. I interpret the feeling I get that my brain doesn’t like to focus on a whole page of text. So the idea is to visually cut the text into smaller pieces. I did this by simply making three lines that cut the page text into an equal amounts. The size of the piece was what I felt was near the maximum I could focus on. I also made the lines longer than the text area so my brain would have an easy time to home in on where I was in the text. I guess the brain just remembers what line it was and the distance up or down from that.
From all of this I draw the conclusion that we have an optimal width and height limitation of the text area we are about to read.
Below is the example I made in a paper book. For the web and software on tablets or phones I think one could easily implement such a feature. Here you could also make the size of the pieces variable so to fit the reader.