Saturday, September 29, 2007

Free Idea # 101 - YouTube TV channel

Launch a TV channel that shoes only random short
film clips found on YouTube.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Free Idea # 100 - Hallucinogens house paint

Formulate a house paint which gives off
hallucinogens while drying. Watching paint dry
would quickly become a favorite passtime.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Free Idea # 99 - Nature of evil television series

Devise a television series which aims to determine
the nature of evil. The series would spend less
time on the more obvious examples such as murder
and child abuse but would focus on more oblique
areas - is gossip evil? How bad are white lies?
How many people buy cheap goods knowing they might
be stolen? Where is the demarcation line between
good and evil?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Free Idea # 98 - Supermarket

Offer supermarket shoppers the choice between the
same products, one sealed with the usual plastics
and card and the other with the bare minimum
packaging. The stores could use this as market
research to find out whether people really want
their goods foil wrapped, air sealed and sterile.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Free Idea # 97 - Online auctions service

Create a service where, once a sale has been
agreed, users of online auctions can deposit the
goods at the Post Office. The buyer would pay the
seller via a special account at the Post Office.
The Post Office would withdraw the postal costs and
mail the items. Sellers could add on an amount for
postage, handling and insurance should they wish.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Free Idea # 96 - Sound proofed room on planes

Provide a small room on planes that is sound
proofed. The room would be used by people with
noisy or crying children and might also contain
toys and a fold out changing table.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Free Idea # 95 - Credit card numbers for online purchases

Introduce a service from credit card companies
where customers are provided with a set of
additional credit card numbers which can be used
only for online purchases. These numbers will have
a specified number of times they can be used, so if
a customer should choose a number to be used for
just one online purchase, the number would become
invalid after one use.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Free Idea # 94 - Government standard operating system

Develop a government standard operating system. The
OS would be released to the public and a reward
would be offered to the first hacker who is able to
corrupt it. Whenever the OS is cracked, the
loophole would be fixed and re-released to the
public. The 'cracking' reward would work like the
lotto; increasing over time and would mean that no
single company could dominate the software industry.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Free Idea # 93 - Small portable electric generators

Rent small portable electric generators that sell
electricity in thirty minute increments so that
people at airports, convention centers and
amusement parks can charge laptops, cell phones
and cameras.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Free Idea # 92 - 'Same as' labels for food products

Produce 'same as' labels for food products to
inform consumers of its nutritional content. For
example, 'eating this pie is the same as eating a
baked potato with cheese followed by a trifle

Monday, September 17, 2007

Free Idea # 91 - Free re-downloadable iTunes

Include a feature within online music sites such as
iTunes and Napster such that a record is kept of a
customer's purchases so that, should the customer's
PC or MP3 player be lost, stolen or otherwise
rendered unusable, they will be able to re-download
the music free of charge.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Free Idea # 90 - 'One day' organizations

Create 'one day' organizations which are
operational for only one day of the week. The
workforce would concentrate all their ideas and
creativity into one highly productive working day.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Free Idea # 89 -Food nutritional bar codes

Include nutritional bar codes on food labels. These
could be read by a hand held scanner then hooked up
to a PC via USB allowing consumers to know the
precise information - calories, sugar, vitamin for
example - of what they are eating each day.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Free Idea # 88 - Dissolveable daily contact lenses

Develop daily contact lenses that dissolve into eye
drops should the wearer forget to take them out
before they go to bed.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Free Idea # 87 - Remote destroy device data

Develop a system for cell phones and PDAs such
that, in the event of theft, the owner can destroy
the data on the device remotely, rendering it
useless to hackers.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Free Idea # 86 - TV Ad counter

Introduce an 'ad counter' on TV channels that shows
a number of minutes and seconds remaining until the
next advertisement package. It could even be
enhaced with feature of showing time remaining
until the end of the ad break so the viewer would
know exactly when to return from the kitchen,
bathroom or wherever to resume watching.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Free Idea # 85 - Smart alarm clock

Develop an alarm clock that incorporates a pressure
pad under the sheet on the bed. The alarm would
continue to sound until the user gets out of bed.
In the unlikel event that they get up before the
alarm time, it would not sound and annoy their

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Free Idea # 84 - Irons with smoke detector

Fit irons with a smoke detector which would cut the
power should the iron set anything smoldering
whilst left unattended.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Free Idea # 83 - The Pitch Doctors

Create a service called 'The Pitch Doctors' where,
for a nominal fee, would be novelists,
screenwriters, game designers and TV show creators
could pitch their idea to a panel of experts. The
panel would assure confidentiality and would tell
people if they are wasting their time or whether
they should pursue the dream.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Free Idea # 82 - Global grave database

Provide a searchable global database that lists
every grave in the world and which, for a search
fee, would allow users to print out a map and
cemetery grid plan identifying the grave's exact

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Free Idea # 81- Home security system

Design a home security system that incorporates
cameras and motion detectors. When the alarm goes
off, the cameras will take photos of any movements
in the house and send them via MMS to the owner's
cell phone. If they believe they are being robbed,
the owner can then decide to call the police.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Free Idea # 80 - Eatable greetings card

Sell greetings card kits for kids that use edible
paper and flavored ink in the pens so that the
cards they make can be eaten.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Free Idea # 79 - SOS cell phone button

Incorporate a button (or code) on a cell phone
which can be enabled by the user when they are in
danger. Once the device is enabled, any caller to
the phone will hear a prerecorded message saying
'If you hear this message, I am in danger, call
the police.'

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Free Idea # 78 - Hollow comb filled with shampoo

Manufacture a hollow comb which can be filled with
shampoo. The comb would be squeezed to let the
shampoo out and would ensure that it gets all the
way to the scalp.