I want to be able to purchase locally produced goods. I believe it’s good in a variety of ways from being less shipping intensive and supporting local economies (as opposed to contributing to inefficient or abusive oligopolies or monopolies).
However, with the size and resources available to large companies, it can be very easy for them to masquerade as small local brands. For example, Blue Moon was accused of misleading consumers into believing it was actually an independent craft brewer, when in reality, it was produced by MillerCoors (in turn a subsidiary of Molson Coors Brewing company). MillerCoors made $7.7 billion in revenue in 2015 (according to Wikipedia). Molson Coors Brewing Company made $4.8 billion in revenue in 2016 (according to Wikipedia).
What I want is an app that you take a photo of the logo/packaging, and it will tell you it’s parent company (or its parents as there can be multiple layers). This but on a larger scale and in app form.
Does this already exist? Is there anyone working on it?
As writers and creatives, we start pieces, we refine projects, we pour our love into our work and we don’t know how they will turn out. But we have to start and we have to trust.
During the act of creation, on a piece by piece basis, we trust that somehow, a combination of our thoughts, imagination, and random inspiration may align in a beautiful, unique, and complete way.
On a macro basis, we trust that the things we work on will be a part of our creative journey that leads somewhere. Pieces we throw away, projects we abandon, poems we find had nothing behind it, they are all as much a part of our growth/development as the pieces we finish and want to show the world.
Creativity and creation are ultimately acts of trust.
(Stolen from my roommate)
I want to see a farm that grows/raises all the ingredients for a pizza (wheat, tomatoes, basil, milk/cheese, etc.). This Pizza Farm would have people come over, complete the harvesting, preparation, cooking, and most importantly, EATING.
This pizza could not get any fresher. Forget “Farm to table”. This would be “Vine to mouth”.
Fingers crossed that as urban agriculture and aquaponics becomes more and more mature, a food-entrepreneur makes this a reality!
Let me know if this already exists OR if you have an interest in urban-ag/aquaponics OR you want to start a pizza place.
UPDATE: Turns out from my other roommate that this actually exists! See here. So I’m updating this to Pizza Urban Ag/Aquaponics store as something I WTS.
As someone who lives in a Beta – City , my city’s public transit is only so-so and most people rely on driving. That being said, there are certain areas that are particularly easy to get to via public transit compared to driving. These are areas that have limited/expensive parking, and/or a lot of traffic.
In these instances, I would love to have an app that planned my route so I could drive to where parking was cheaper/more available, and then take public transit the rest of the way. Basically “park and ride” but instead of parking dedicated lots, parking on side streets, etc.
I would love the app to tell me the following:
- How to get to your destination using only driving
- How to get to your destination using only public transit
- How to get to your destination maximizing time on public transit and minimizing travel time
I feel this would allow me to make an informed decision on what I should take, as well as give me an opportunity to use public transit.
Let me know if this already exists, or if you’re a programmer and want to make this happen too!