Let’s all take a moment to think about how different our lives are now that Kickstarter exists. We’ve got a new Veronica Mars movie, thermostats that learn our preferences (and may or may not send all our data to Google…), and rechargeable LED bracelets that will revolutionize our LED bracelet wearing lives.
With Kickstarter, anyone can become an entrepreneur, comic book author, African safari adventurer, etc. Just check out these amazing Kickstarter pages. I guarantee your life will be enhanced merely by pressing play on the videos or adding one more pageview to a project’s page.
The mason jar shaker:
I never knew I needed this but now I know it’s a thing, I feel a void within me being filled with boozy goodness. A regular mason jar with a slightly different lid? Genius! This project was $74K+ well spent!
For all those times you wanted to carry more shit with you to the club. This quaint as eff.
This next project is pure inspiration:
My entire life, I’ve dreamed of nothing more than to wander around Ocean Beach and Golden Gate Park collecting dirty twigs in my Crate and Barrel mango bowls. If only I looked half as good in a milk bath.
On to the next great idea
Now that I’m filled with such motivation, I’ve decided to come up with my own project. Unfortunately, I have no video making skills so this is more of a plan to come up with a plan for a plan.
First, I need some catchy, instrumental tunes to play in the background. Listen to this while you read the rest of this post:
Next, I need to present a problem and explain what got me thinking about it.
Like a lot of people, I love watching shows on Netflix, especially before bed. But I find I often fall asleep before an episode ends. The problem is that Netflix doesn’t know when I fall asleep so the little Netflix tracker didn’t accurately reflect what I’ve actually watched. As a result, I often start shows, forgetting I’d fallen asleep the night before, and realize I was in the wrong location. I’d be confused, lost, upset. Sometimes I even saw spoilers, which I couldn’t enjoy because I didn’t understand the backstory leading up to it. That’s when I started thinking, what if Netflix knew when I fell asleep? What if it could either stop the show or provide two trackers – one where the show played out and another that shows where you fall asleep.
Then comes the innovative use of existing technology:
Now, imagine that we could take sleep tracking technology, typically used for health and fitness purposes, and retarget it for an ideal show watching experience? We’ve come up with a basic sleeptracking device and thought of software that will send your sleep data to Netflix so it literally knows when you’re sleeping and when you’re awake.
Now the inspirational pitch:
With this sleeptracking device attached to your wrist every night, Netflix show tracking technology will revolutionize the way we watch Netflix before bed. No more confusion. No more sadness. No more spoilers. Welcome to Netsleepx.
Plea for money:
To make Netsleepx happen, we need your help. First, I’ll need to pay tuition for some programming classes because I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing. Then, I’ll need money to build the actual sleeptracking device. We’ll also need $$ for marketing, the fancy, bespoke wooden box the device will come in, and attorneys for when Netflix tries to enjoin us from moving forward. Right now we’re asking for $563,579 (which is definitely a number we actually thought about and not something we just came up with on the spot).
What backers will get for donating:
For $1, I’ll give you a virtual high five!
For $25+, I’ll send you some stickers I got for free at a tech conference.
That about sums it up. Think I can make this happen?