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This is where I
put down my own ideas about
just what will they think of next?
Now I've heard everything!
The end is near for analog tv. I read some articles just now about it. Television as we know it, that is, analog broadcast tv is going to apparently end sometime in April, 2009.
If you don't subscribe to satellite or cable now and are using a roof top or rabbit ears antenna to get signals from your local tv stations, you will no longer get a signal and you will be forced to buy a new digitally ready television set or you will have to buy a new digital to analog set top converter box, as they have been called.
The pros of this type of new technology are the following:
1. Higher definition images and higher quality sound.
2. Better recording quality.
3. Most televisions will then have access to a program guide to help them choose programs better.
4. The ability to copy broadcast news on disk for use on a pc will enhance pc potential.
5. More potential will exist in the digital media industry because everyone will eventually decide to subscribe to digital magazines, digital subscriptions to their favorite tv series and soap and game shows and so on.
6. The first responders like police, fire and rescue will have a broader range of radio communications so in times of real disaster they would have much more control of the air waves.
7. Television will be more compatible with existent computers that can be linked up to them to play home made videos or professional quality dvd movies and presentations on their big screen tv sets.
8. America may become more secure because certain sensitive news articles have so far been available to anyone on the planet and this is not a good thing, so perhaps with Digital TV
We can restrict the accessibility to certain news features from reaching countries who do not share our views and perhaps even would use information we broadcast against us on some levels.
The cons of this type of new technology are the following:
1. So-called broadcast television will end and with it, free information for everyone, everywhere.
2. The infrastructure of commercial advertising may be forced to change in a way that is much different than it is at present.
3. Digital TV may cost everyone in that you may have to pay so much every month as if you had been doing so many years already but to people like me who have never paid for cable or satellite television I may be forced to pay a monthly premium just to access certain channels that were once completely free since I was born!
4. It may become possible for someone on the other end to spy on us using a hidden camera that may be intentionally put in every new digital tv that is sold in the near future and adding the potential for a transponder with a GPS locator in it any household could be engaged in secret as to goings on in the privacy of their own homes. This is probably not going to happen but the potential for it to happen exists. But it is just anther Big Brother Conspiracy Theory.
5. Those of us who have amassed a library of vhs, older dvds and even beta L-750s want to watch old videos must keep that old analog tv working as long as humanly possible.
Eventually when all tv's end up in the land fill and the stores only sell digital tvs, then you will not be able to look at all those home videos that you used on your vhs cam corder, and you will have to find a place to convert all vhs to digital at some local service center that charges a handsome sum to do it.
What about space stations?
I want to see one of those pin wheel type space stations orbiting the Earth
amaze me with each year passing. High
tech toys, on board
your car designed to keep you on track and
satellite tracking systems that are referred
to as GPS
Satellites that can find you if you take a
wrong turn in
Dallas on your way to Seattle. LOL!
Try this link
to lookat :
already have lots of new
technology. We can shop without using cash.
It takes it right out of
checking account. But with that technology
we have card swipers who rob
us blind by copying our card data and our
accounts are easy pickings
the criminal genius.
We have wireless computer mouses, remote control lawn mowers, micro chips that are so very small that you could virtually put an elephant through the eye of a needle. There are still no vending machines that provide entirely nutritious foods. There are no warning systems that can actually let people get out of town before a tornado has already entered ground zero in their neighborhood.
lots of things
technology has created, like JAVA scripting
and all that.
But, what of some of the basics? Well, I recently was pleased to see that many soup cans now have pull off lids so you don't have to hunt down a darn can opener and that makes carrying your soup to work or school sensible so you can pour it into a cup and mic a cup of soup! Great! Yep.
I heard that if an SUV crashes into an
ordinary sized automobile the
are very deadly for the ones in the smaller
So, they plan to lower the bumpers of the SUVs by the year 2009. In the meantime, the crashing and the deaths will continue, so in reality, there is a gap in the measure of time between an ideal and a reality and this gap can be a bad thing in many cases, this one in particular.
be happy if they
had coke machines that you could use a
prepaid coke card say, $5.00 or
$25.00 or any amount in between and you
could access any vending
that sold soft drinks or specific vendor
drinks without having to
a bank account number as it is prepaid not a
debit card and you don't
to use cash, especially that dollar bill
that just won't go in and
being rejected or having not quite enough
change to pay for a drop of
cold beverage of your choice.
Yes, this is a good idea. Since it hasn't caught on yet, I want to introduce it again on this page for all to take a look at, by lookat.:)
there is) a technology that could use LCD
displays to set the
in a retail store for over 100,000 items by
accessing a data base and
a specified plan-o-gram or store marketing
merchandise lay out
been originally posted by me,
firstname.lastname@example.org on or before the year
and added with the rest of ideas on these
pages for you to take a look
*On page 28 of the WINTER/SPRING 1998 issue of Mr. Food's EasyCooking magazine an article reads: 'The End of Price Checks? It says that more than 200 supermarkets around the country have electronic rather than conventional plastic shelf labels'. I cannot post the entire article word for word because of copyright law, but I believe I can post the website at: http://www.mrfood.com or link to it from: homearts.com
the idea of a future
technology that would make shopping in the
store better than it is at
moment. The scan cart. You scan everything
that you put in your cart as
you are shopping and you add it all up plus
tax and that gives you
comfort that you are not over budgeting
yourself. Before that kind of
comes there has to be more respect for
shopping carts! As it stands,
end up rusty in the parking lots of America
and many on lone roads
by the homeless carrying empty aluminum cans
for trade at a local
I heard they use the metal shopping carts to barbecue in them! That must be the reason for the new plastic version at stores like Target. I guess.
There is a germ that lies on that freaking door handle and on that shopping cart handle, and it is in direct contact with your bare hands! You need protection, so there could be a simple solution for it, disposable sanitary gloves just for shopping, not the ones that make your hands sweat and these would be skin tone to match your hand color so as to appear almost invisible. You shopped until you drop and then drop the gloves in the garbage can and you are germ free, for a day.
are basic and banal, they have their place
in modern civilization.
are forms of technology undergoing constant
change. Like tracking the
The weather bug software that you place in
your system tray and keep
of weather in your area while surfing on
line, you can keep up with the
temperature and the wind gusts and more in
This is current but what if in the not too distant future, you could be watching tv and have a constant watch of the weather in a smart screen or in an area of your television screen that keeps you informed of temperatures and 5 day forecasts, and early severe storm warnings while either on cable, network or watching a video off line from your dvd player or vhs.
That would be cool. Or hot or mild with winds up to 25 mph northerly at 15 degrees north west. LOL :)
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We all like nifty gadgets. They make life a little more interesting right? Well, here are a few of my own:
WRAP AROUND UPC BAR CODE
behind this is simple:
a bar code that is a band of lines that goes
around the entire package.
Instead of a rectangular UPC. The cashier
can't miss this one. Every
each item is scanned, the computer
immediately picks up the code
the code is all around the package. The
cashier will find this an
so instead of multiple scans by mistake, of
the same item, one scan and
its done, no hunting for tiny little vaguely
recognizable square UPC
Maybe it's on this end!
try this side: Nope! Oh, here it is,
better type it in manually, cause the
scanner can't make it out cause
print is too small or distorted! right?!
This idea is a lookat desktop
exclusive, and Anthony Paul Davis is the
inventor of this concept.
for taking the time to look.
The Microscopic Font:
small can a font
get? I imagine there are ways to compress
existing data to the point
it really doesn't matter how large or small
the fonts are. But, just
small is a pixel? And is technology going to
produce a micro pixel or
font? Imagine the idea of typing enough data
on a single text page to
a city directory.
being able to put that much data on a sheet,
or on a single floppy, and moreover, think
of what that will mean in
to hard drive space when it is no longer
necessary to add an extra
hard drive to your data base, but, instead,
being able to use small
drives that can manage what it currently
takes terabytes of space to
A thought from email@example.com on
futuretech for Thursday, March 16,
The Scan Cart:
you shop. It seems
simple enough. They already carry
around the remote radio scan
to check their inventory data and price data
for almost everything in
so if it were technologically possible
today, would you want to shop
scan on your own? I would. I don't trust the
bored checkers. They would
rather be out and about doing the town
instead of standing and smiling
all day long for nothing an hour, more or
less. It's time for the scan
You could get a better feel for the technology if you tried using a hand scanner. It's a pretty simple piece of high technology I have had the experience using at one time in my life. One good thing about scanning your own junk, is that you will only have yourself to argue with!
The Debit Card Vending Machine:
A pre-paid junk food vending machine or
specific lookat cola product
card will not take money from your checking
account. It is
different. It is a Pre-Paid card,
worth only what you paid
it. Hmmm! Maybe the idea
The E-motion Alarm For Your Car:
about mothers leaving their infant child in
the car seat, locked up
the heat, to run a quick errand at the
grocery store, out in the
lot. Simply enough, the idea is to place a
motion sensor alarm system
the front and back seats of your car that
automatically engage when you
leave your car and close the door. An
audio alarm would alert the
every person within range, and an electronic
beeper signal would engage
your beeper cell phone so you could respond
before the police, or
your child dies from exposure to excessive
heat or cold, usually heat.
How much would such a device be worth in terms of saving lives? You can't put a price tag big enough on that kind of security for your child or pet when your mind goes out to lunch on a lazy summer afternoon.
The Passage Scanner For Your Home:
out to shop, your
kids can hop 'til they drop, but when you
return, a playback of every
will be there for you to look at. This is a
good thing unless the
are over 15 and are smart enough to
disengage the devices and leave you
go quickly to find out who messed with it
and take appropriate
One idea behind this is more for keeping
track on what goes on at home
while mom's away for several hours running
errands during peek off
of her teen age sons and daughters, who you
probably trust about as far
as you can throw a brick.
idea behind this is, when you are out,
and a criminal comes in, it will record
their voices, and it will
tape their activities, and it will tell you
how tall and heavy they
as well as how many since the entrance mat
is weight sensitive and
when a different set of feet have crossed
over it. You can program the Passage
Scanner, that is, when it is available
to the average home owner,
monitor all doors and windows of the home,
and outer perimeters of the
The cost would be pretty high, and the average guy couldn't get one. But, that may change with the new security technology that's being developed today.
The Stress Police Are Coming!
are on a walk path,
and you have about 12 miles to go to get to
your destination, on foot,
and about half way there, you suddenly get
an anxiety attack, although,
you think it's something worse. You think
you're having a hear
That's where the Stress Police come
in! They come in
and they quickly monitor your heart and lung
functions, and prescribe
will take you to a Stress Evaluation Clinic
and tell you to under go Stress Relief
Therapy for a few days. But,
you are back on your feet, you know not to
have those 6 cups of coffee
with your meds and you are able to go the
distance without a hitch. No,
they don't issue citations for drinking too
much coffee, but stress is
a serious offense, to your body's
Those Super Sonic Flying Laser Machines!
I've seen enough marvel cartoons to know it may look easy in cartoon form, but in the real world, just how powerful can the laser be? Imagine fighter air craft taking to the skies with laser power just to take out a few ice burgs or a mountain range. May sound nuts, but think for a minute. We already hold the power to destroy life on this planet 1000 times over with the A bomb, so why not face the challenge of Laser sculpting mountain peeks from a fighter helicopter and do it with precision and skill unprecedented in the annals of human technology and mastery of the forces of light and energy!
The Clone Zone:
a few lungs while
the bad one tired itself out, and I did it,
inside my body, not in a
or elsewhere, God forbid! I grew an extra
brain in my stomach and when
am 80 and senile, I just get the new brain
transplanted in it's
Yep! the clone factories are already cloning
parts, but, more over they
are mocking the reproductive system of some
species, by making clones
sheep and of pigs, and monkeys, right! How
can you know for sure there
aren't a few hundred cloned humans being
kept secret from us all? You
want to research this a bit on your own.
My idea is that to clone from within is the best way to re create organs that are totally functional and adaptable in your own body that won't be rejected by it because they are just an extension of it. A thought to ponder for your ideas about Recombinant DNA and Cloning Sciences at your local University where you will soon discover the missing link to the ape and man, and it may just be the CPU, or artificial intelligence, but that, is another area altogether different.
The Digital Magazine Is Here!
Yep! I thought of this 25 years ago when I was just 17 and just out of High School. Why kill all those trees? Why not put the stuff on television? News Magazines or News Hours are what they call them. And now, in the year 2000, we have on line newspapers and magazines and books, and e-mail, so I can't say it's regression, No way! It's progression and it's about time! save a tree and go on line today, and you'll be part of the solution, instead of the problem, as far as nature is concerned. Just remember not to dump your old computers in a forest!
*Digital Price Tags:
Everything is going digital, except those paper price tags on retail shelves and at the ends of peg hooks. The concept of digital price tags is: Everything on a peg or a shelf is based on a plan-o-gram that is also logged into a master computer and each peg and shelf area that is allocated for a specific item would have a digital lcd display tag that is linked up with the price and inventory system and would be kept up to date every minute of every hour of every day without the need to actually remove and replace each individual tag. And, of course, the information on a digital tag can be to inform the customer of it's exact cost and availability. There would be no human error in pricing the several tens of thousands of items that now occupy the retail sales floor environment.
On page 28
of the WINTER/SPRING 1998 issue of Mr.
The Virtual Window:
a large sofa painting,
why not a large Virtual Window? The window
would take up no more and no
less space than a framed picture, but,
instead of a still picture, the
image could be realistic, and/or true motion
realistic. Further still,
it could be changed into any thing you would
like to see. You may want
to see a mountain scene and hear the sounds
of wind and nature along
it, and also, you might want the sun to rise
and set in real time,
real shadows and seeing the branches sway to
You might want a scene of dancers on a stage, that lasts for 12 hours and then perhaps repeat indefinitely. Instead of it being just another television screen, mounted flat against the wall, the Virtual Window is something different. It is designed to create the illusion of a window to another world and/or a window to another time, because there would be so many time periods on digital disk that you could choose practically anything you wanted. This is just a way to enhance the office or the home of the 21st Century.
The Courtesy Cart:
checkout stand in
every grocery store, there are always many
people standing with just a
handful of items. But, as time goes by, and
the items get heavier,
is really nowhere to put them. 5 or 6
items, held in your arms
about 12 to 15 minutes can be an unpleasant
experience, so I figured
there should be something parked at the
checkout stands that are able
handle up to 12 items and roll freely so the
customer can take out time
in line to think about making any last
minute buying decisions, like a
magazine, or some candy, or whatever!
This is a great idea and I hope this one catches on soon as I am very familiar with the grocery store environment because I used to work in a few a time or two, and will always be a grocery shopper. What's good for the customer is definitely good for the business!
Canned Seat Covers:
Just spray that public toilet seat, wait a few seconds and a microscopic layer of protection is instantly provided to protect your fanny from the germs that may very well have been on it. It would be cool if such a thing existed. I just think of the ideas. I'm no chemist. Meanwhile, just use a small pocket sized can of lysol spray!
The Automobile Hood Mirror:
stop at an intersection,
you often find yourself unable to actually
see clearly enough to
forward and into traffic at your left,
mainly, at the left, usually
by bushes or small trees, and especially
high concrete walls.
on the hood at the front and center, where
the hood ornament goes, a
mirror that can be adjusted at horizontal,
vertical and elevated levels
by remote at the steering wheel would allow
most people to see the
that may be hidden around the corner at
about the length of 3.5 to 4
giving you, the driver, a definitive
advantage to actually prevent many
There may be some considerations to the size and actual shape of the hood mirror, but in general it sounds like a good college project for somebody with more time and access to materials to develop the prototype. Just remember I thought of it first. That is, It's new to me okay.
The Milk Is In The Box:
Don't buy milk, buy cereal with dried milk in the same box. Just add water, preferably chilled, add cereal and eat using the plastic spoon provided inside the box.
Prozac Chewing Gum:
thing, in all
flavors, cherry, peppermint, cola, lemon,
lime, kiwi strawberry,
cinnamon, grape, mr. pepper, etc..
The Storm Buster 2000:
Stop a tornado in it's tracks, before it even gets started. Re-direct the winds! Stop bad weather before it reeks havoc with the storm buster 2000. A concept used in the short story: NEW AMERICA SCENARIOS. I thought the idea was nifty, but needs more research.
The In Home Closet Phone Booth: (A no brainer!)
If you have an unused closet and need a place to talk in quiet, then this is a good idea. It will require complete redesigning of the walk in closet space and actually can be built from scratch with either glass walls, or basic wood panel walls or both. Designed to meet each person's specific needs. Using the speaker phone function it will make talking truly a hands free activity. (How many times have you wanted to do this?) LOL.
Beyond DSL, What next?
Using a 56K Modem? too bad! but, wait, even DSL will be slow compared to the eventual super fast modems probably around the year 2011 AD. Speed is always increasing, and there is no doubt that a modem that can transmit and receive data bits at a rate of 1000 Kilobytes Per Second is about to hit the forefront if it hasn't already. Meanwhile make a ton of coffee for those long and slow downloads on your 56K but for now DSL is the way to go at a speeds over 56K.
The Velcro Belt:
Instead of trying to find the right notch or hole in your waist belt to hold up your denim jeans, the velcro belt makes it much easier! Just slide the belt through the belt loops on your pants and pull to a comfortable tightness and squeeze the velcro ends together. Sounds pretty simple!
Oh, for that matter, a velcro watch band, velcro eye glass strap, velcro baseball cap and so on. You pretty well got the idea. Yep.
future posts will
be dated for proper chronology.
Cheap and well built storm shelters that you could build on your own:
think that sounds
kind of over simplified you know it.
to this type of shelter.
The thing has to be economical and there should be a kit you can buy that has the designs right in and if you don't want it under your house directly it should be either under the garage or in the yard close enough to get to in an imminent storm or worse, a terrorist attack!
is a do it yourself
kit to build your own shelter in event of a
storm or other emergency,
I advise you get it and start building.
Thing is, we have no idea if
when the next twister will come but I don't
want to be under my house
it falls on top of me.
the idea. Concrete
blocks or poured concrete, whatever, steel
be a top priority to global warming, gas
costs and being able to cut
on emissions and be cheaper all around.
rely on the car to
go where we must, but the market is going
the wrong way.
car that is being driven lately that is kind
of small is
the Volkswagen. Most cars are so huge they
could qualify as heavy
like a tank or a Van that now goes by the
name SUV, should be SUB, like
a freaking submarine! If you could make a
car that is both economical
satisfies the needs of commuters and cuts
down on the green house gases
that are killing the planet and causing the
north pole to shrink down
a tiny little itsy bitsy ice cube then the
small car should definitely
be the way to go.
But, the profits that the automobile industry make selling SUVs seems to be the top priority and nobody really wants to give up their super duper road rage land monsters.
these days when it
costs 100 dollars to fill up your tank,
maybe then you will wish you
a smaller car, and maybe even one that ran
of Hydrogen or half gas and
traffic as usual :(
you want to imagine the next possible level
in technology for the use
of digital movie rentals then this is the
idea to lookat:
1. You no longer rent or buy the typical VHS, or DVD movie.
You use a personal video memory
3. The memory is digital.
4. You download a movie or two movies onto your Personal Video Memory Chip, PVMC.
5. You pay for this at the counter and take home your movie or movies on your PVMC.
6. You then insert your PVMC into your PVMC player and you can watch them forever.
7. You can not copy the movie but you can watch it as long as it remains on the chip.
8. You can opt to erase the chip so you can go rent another download digital movie.
9. There is the option to buy another PVMC and keep the other chip with your movie/s.
10. The average price of a single Personal Video Memory Chip would be $50.00
11. Therefore 2 movies could fit onto a single PVMC chip for the exact price of buying 2.
The option most people would choose in this type of scenario would be:
To keep on watching a movie
until they are just tired of it and erase
the movie. Then
However, some would try to
copy the data onto a computer disk and use
Most people would rather
posses movies than just watch them. Why? We
The main objective in
renting any movie to Joe Public is to
maximize profits and
The digital age is here and using chips to
store data like the
MP3 or iPod is used to store lots and lots
of songs, so too will be the
wave of the near future with downloaded
movies, games and music videos
and digital magazines and digital books and
the devices that are designed to use this
technology will be probably
in the form of a lap top with screen for
viewing movies, or pages in a
book or a digital magazine that uses avi and
mov files and html with
java applets and frames and other forms of
multi-media. The ability to
transform from the portable xm radio or
other portable device to a wide
screen digital high definition television
with dolby surround sound is
the likely next step. Instead of using
several different devices to do
different things, why not incorporate them
into a universal device?
far as how many digital movies you can cram
into one single PVMC
chip is not known to me. Maybe you could put
as many as 20 2 hour long
digital movies onto one single chip or
that would be dependent on
how much one would pay for how much memory .
idea is, in my own opinion, a good one.
about space stations?
want to see one of those pin wheel type
space stations orbiting the
Earth, filled with libraries, restaurants,
parks and the regular
science and astronomy that goes on already.
or International Space Station is not the
best concept for a space
station. It's as if we as a species are a
few hundred years behind in
our own cosmic evolution.
there were to be a new super sized space
station that served not only
as a space sciences and Earth sciences
laboratory but as a commercial
environment for people to visit and enjoy
for tourism and vacationing.
We should have a fleet of 24 or more Space
Shuttles, and many more
Space Planes that can take off like a jet
and fly up and out of the
Earth's gravity and dock at the space
stations orbiting Earth and the
Moon and Mars. The year is 2005. When Arthur
C. Clarke wrote the book
he might should have titled it something
like this: 2201
A Late Space Odyssey.
are real issues about getting a financial
base to support a super space
station and it sounds more and more like USA
must employ a new late
breaking vision of tomorrow and pull all the
stops and make these
fantastic space stations even better than
the artists concepts we have
seen in movies and books over the years
since the 1970's.
Pin Wheel Space Station creates artificial
gravity and it can be
created from it's center and added onto over
time, until a greater
number of concentric rings of more and more
material make the super
space station a reality.
have the money.
We have the technology. Just look how well
they made the Air Ships, the
great Zeppelins using Hydrogen instead of
Helium just out of pride, but
another great example are the fantastic war
planes during the first and
second world wars, then the transporter
planes during the Vietnam War
and the beautiful 3 engine Dassault Falcons,
the stealth bombers, the
nuclear submarines. I could go one but it
would be unnecessary. Why can
we create such fantastic dream ships like
the Starship Enterprise just
for television and movies, just to have a
shuttle named after one when
the NASA Space Shuttle Enterprise can not do
what the Star Ship USS
Enterprise could do. It was an inspiration
but that was all it was. If
we can build the tallest buildings in the
world why not the largest and
most dynamic orbiting space station that
serves both the private and
the corporate community as well as the
there is a lot of red tape. I'm sick of the
waiting. I'll be 90 years
or older before I see any of the types of
and levels of space science technology that
we need to see today.
If it's not too late one of these days the
super space station of
tomorrow will be the basic standard
international space station of
today, funded not so much by private
enterprises or corporations but by
our very own wealthy government in the
interest of human advancement
and space exploration.
long before Hydrogen takes over and gasoline
is replaced? probably not
before a barrel of crude oil goes up to over
is a huge gap between visionary thinkers,
the economy and what will
actually take place in our life times. That
kind of reality check pays
low dividends in the scheme of things ya
know what I mean? But I keep
right on day dreaming about what might one
day become reality, defying
the limits of social and economic and
political divergence's when in
not too distant future long after Man has
walked on Mars and some of
the moons of Saturn and Jupiter, a time when
space stations will become
the second generation world where not only
will we be permanently in
space but space will become our back yard.
need another cup of coffee.
fact, heavy on the vanilla creme.
M and M's ice cream bites.Using the concept of tiny ice cream balls, make them a little bit bigger than regular M&M's candies, like the size of M&M's Peanut Candies using either vanilla ice cream or chocolate or mocha and coat the little bite size goodies with a hard chocolate coating and of course stamp them with the famous M&M's M.
Tasty idea I think. :)
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FUTURETECH CONCEPT OF THE MONTH:
We live in a time when debit cards, pre-pay and credit cards have
all but replaced paper money and loose change.
Enter the Pre-Pay vending machine.
No cash? No problem. If anybody even gets a notion of robbing one
of these automated machines all they will get is shredded documents
and no cash.
Good for the consumer. That's you and me friend. How often have you
wanted a soft drink or a bag of chips only to discover you were a few
dimes or a nickel short of having enough to satisfy a junk food craving?
With a prepaid or Pre-Pay or Debit Card you could get whatever you wanted
as long as you had enough credit on your card. You could always add more
the next time you visited a convenience store.
This idea probably has already been employed at airports and hotel lobbies
but I haven't yet seen one in front of a local super market which is where we
need to start putting them.
Above is an illustration I came up with that shows two women at a vending machine.
The vending machine has a video game unit on one side and a comfortable
bench on the other side for setting and waiting for a ride or just taking a rest.
The machine is an illustration of what might be incorporated. Both soft drinks,
and snacks. No cash required nor allowed.
The ideal for a cash less society.
I wonder why it's taking so long for this idea to catch on.
Thanks for taking a look at my idea.