In the movie Jurassic Park, there is a scene where a cup of water starts to tremble. By noticing the wobbly water cup, the characters are able to figure out that something big is coming their way. They know they better get out of there.
Wouldn’t it be great if we had a disaster predicting water cup that could tell us when something big and bad is coming?
In today’s tech world, I am surprised something like this hasn’t been turned into an app. It would be your own little technological Spidey-sense that is always right there with you on your phone (right next to Candy Crush).
I picture it working like this…Say you are about to make a very bad decision, like buying your wife a vacuum cleaner for the 2nd straight year for her birthday. This app would kick in, start vibrating and signal for you to stop what you are doing and run away from the floor care appliance aisle in Sears.
Same thing could work for other things like a bad financial investment or going back for a second helping of an all you can eat buffet. This little gem would start in motion and let you know that another plate full of five day old apple pie might not be your best move.
I don’t think that is too much to ask for. I am not looking for a fortune teller or anything crazy like that. Just a little something that nudges us in the right direction when we are about to make a wrong choice.
I am not sure how the technology would work, but if someone can create the magic or whatever goes into an app like Shazam, this one should be a breeze.