Hook gps-based augmented reality apps into a database of user-created 3d models (paired with orientations and locations), so that sets of models can be configurably layered on top of the real world. Get around opacity problems by having the opacity inversely proportional to distance from the object.
Each user creates a station/profile that streams real-time audio and/or stores pre-recorded material. Can link up with multiple other users' stations & all incoming signals are mixable & tweakable at each user endpoint. Like facebook except instead of images & text & whatnot, communication is primarily audio-based. Could include video streaming to facilitate realtime collaboration. Bandwidth permitting, naturally.
With even the Pentagon planning for near-future conflicts over clean water or arable land, probably the age of ease and plenty has come to an end. In our seventh decade of the Atomic Era, the annihilation of life on Earth remains a real possibility. Not to put too fine a point on it, but humanity could use a Plan B or escape plan. I suggest that NASA and the greater Space Science community immediately repurpose to terraform... more »
A videogame based in North Korea where the object is to survive prison camp, famine, cruel labor, NK troops, make a phone call and start a revolt or escape through China into S. Korea. Also, a "Cross the border" videogame from Mexico to US. obstacles would include minute men, border patrol, evading coyotes/cartel henchmen, finding water in barren land, and, perhaps the best feature, decoding an "alien language" while... more »