Monday, July 26, 2004

Global Ideas Bank

I've had 143 ideas published on the Global Ideas Bank. The Global Ideas Bank is an international suggestion-box for social inventions.


A person in each street to take in parcel deliveries
80%

A facility on computers to record all on-screen events
27%

A monthly compilation of new ideas from all ideas sites
87%

Motoring endorsements clearly displayed on cars
80%

Chasing the 'impossible ideal' of 'exhaustive information available universally' to create ideas
80%

'Experiments in the day' to nurture creative attitudes
90%

'X-versions' for development of idea germs
50%

Traffic police 'special' constables
20%

Replicas of displayed books at British Library
90%

The Rubbish Lottery: every disposable package is a 'lottery ticket'
85%

The 'down the back of the sofa' charity fundraising day
58%

Cloning Aspects: a simple technique for generating new ideas
40%

Public vote to choose Olympic's new sport
77%

Sports centres arrange ongoing team sports open to all
80%

Peripheral hearing: a method to find inspiration when composing music
50%

Peripheral Viewing: harnessing peripheral vision as a creative tool.
80%

A 'Hall of Fame' for each town
57%

Regions of space named after the departed
63%

Lifts that access ground floor and top floor only
73%

Learning a new language by gradually replacing words as you surf
79%

Some suggestions, ideas and possibilities for the Global Ideas Bank
90%

A yearly target for tsunami fundraising
30%

GIB Newslink
83%

Slides as well as stairs and escalators at underground stations
65%

Students study self-help books in addition to the classics
75%


A 'Mind Map of links' option above websites' links
85%

Autograph grouping - an easy way to raise considerable funds
70%

A 'who would you vote for if you thought they could win' vote in elections
82%

A London cycling marathon
80%

Crash vehicles at accident hotspots
60%

Hoax emergency calls recorded and played at local schools
77%

Train safety information available on website
80%

The Voice: a centralised, one-stop website for the distribution of public opinion, letters and complaints
90%

An MOT for computers at a PC 'clinic'
20%

A replica of Stonehenge in a London park
55%

A centralised 'password forgotten' webiste
10%

Damaged areas of warzones preserved for education
86%

Double-priced lottery one week per year for charity funding
62%

Computer error messages contain links to website
90%

An interview with a senior royal each Christmas
85%

Detonate surplus nuclear weapons to attract ET
73%

A charities' charity that promotes and raises funds
40%

A section of seats in TV studio audiences auctioned for charity projects
70%

Three ideas for Yellow Pages to improve
80%

Text message reminders to mobiles on train's 'quiet' carriage
80%

Double priced seats on transport for urgent travel
10%

Supermarkets deliver goods to local newsagents
10%

Tax benefits for children who reach eighteen without a criminal record
80%

Centralised crowding information
70%

A 'non-movement' ISP to stop chat room use
30%


Colour-coded petrol pumps and petrol caps
80%

Small charity donations possible when cash point is used
80%

A quick-stop parking meter in each street
80%

A second tier of the Olympics
80%

Pre-register with emergency services for speed
80%

A website with ten seconds of every song
75%

Residences for the Queen and Prime Minister in other cities
70%

An insurance company for drivers with a clean licence.
80%

Newsagents to keep unsold supplements to sell
10%

Cinemas show first ten minutes of another film.
80%

Real prizes - rather than money - offered in lottery
60%

Web astronomy guide
80%

The 'Museum of museums' in cities
80%

Crowds and queuing at theme parks: three ideas
40%

Students can sit exams in pollen-free environment
70%

Two 'twins' for each newborn baby.
88%

Speed cameras to check whether seatbelts worn
57%

International vote to choose host of Olympics
88%

A unique third name for each citizen
83%

A website showing content of that day's papers
33%

A compilation of all restaurant menus in your area
10%

A webpage for each news programme providing explanations/definitions
87%

Phone call required to complete registration for chat rooms
60%

Reminders service via e-mail
83%

School lessons recorded on webcam for pupils to review at home
90%


A call from your mobile required to start your car.
60%

A ship that acts as a mobile pier
83%

1472 - a slight change to 1471
80%

A website for asking the Prime Minister questions at Question Time
89%

Testing schools by subsequent unemployment rate of pupils
85%

A free patent for each citizen
88%

Songs made available for all artists to cover and interpret
57%

Selling of coverless books to reduce costs
90%

An 'Other Applications' suggestion area
90%

Careers choices - choosing 'emulation' rather than a career title
84%

'Star Newcomer' of the week on the Global Ideas Bank
85%

Email/Text alerts for astronomical phenomena
83%

An 'Anyone Reunited' website to find people from the past
57%

A "possible contacts" feature on the Global Ideas Bank
70%

Minor crimes picked randomly and treated as serious crimes
40%

A webpage for each rail station in cities
70%

Cinemas to show football matches
50%

Drive-hire scheme for parking
87%

Car horns broadcast to other cars to prevent sleep at the wheel.
40%

A dashboard speedometer that reflects onto the windscreen
66%

A countdown for each change at traffic lights.
60%

A facility on search-engines to register your search
90%

Three ideas for safer boxing
45%

A scheme where you agree to double fine if caught speeding
54%

Abridgement of books by colour- coding
62%


A webpage for each library book
66%

A daily time-capsule made with contents of the web
63%

Cycle and motorcycle lights to be different from other vehicles
20%

A travelling museum that opens a town's interesting places to the public
90%

Speed camera has ‘report to station’ flash or ‘instant ban’ flash.
27%

A weekly e-mail expressing willingness to be an organ donor
60%

A second tier of 999 centres to eliminate 'time wasting' calls
85%

A second emergency number that alerts your family and friends
50%

London's treasures to tour the country
37%

A facility on PCs that contacts the emergency services instantly
84%

An alternative layout in books
37%

Local Crimewatch - e-mailed pictures of people wanted locally
90%

An 'instant cancel' phone number for credit cards
10%

A laser projected onto running tracks to show record-breaking pace
83%

Matching people by their internet bookmarks / favourites
73%

A 999 prefix option for quicker connection to appropriate service
20%

A centralised database of war memorials
60%

A website directory of all the second hand books for sale in libraries
80%

Olympic flag has sixth ring to represent the Paralympics
40%

Register a 'lifetime' vote in elections
50%

A project to make great ships seaworthy again
20%

A 'Tree Quota' for each square mile.
10%

A directory of problems on the Global Ideas Bank
87%

A public vote to choose the faces on banknotes
80%

Visible display to show rate of electricity use
80%


A scheme to auction off a place in every movie made
87%

A new flag to represent the world
90%

Fooball players' bans measured in half-bans instead of whole game bans
10%

Shadow Books: expansion of books through the internet.
80%

Night schools provide video sample of first lesson of courses
50%

999 ambulance centres alert first-aiders near accident scene
10%

Nightclubs: deposit on entry to encourage good behaviour and ensure safe travel home
90%

Local football clubs to use their pitch as driving ranges during closed season
10%

Advertising on bank notes to raise money for charities
25%

Phone-number email addresses to make everyone contactable by email
0%

A webpage for every prescription drug for information and patient discussions
86%

Boot sales - central place for selling of CD's and books.
70%

Lottery entry slips - tick box for 10% to charity
84%

Charity wishing wells in shopping centres
88%

Pop charts for different age groups
47%

Reduced tax on petrol for those with clean driving licence
60%

TV tobacco advertising money to go to charity
68%

Bibliographies in works of fiction to show author's influences
79%

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