Friday, July 29, 2005

Musical Instrument Oldie Concept: Electronic Keyboard For The Blind & Deaf

Hello All,

This is one of my older concepts gathering dust in a notebook from years ago. Which it would bring joy to my eyes to see something like this so that those handicapped by blindness / deaf can play music we all can enjoy. (besides fulfilling the mission of this blog site)

Many of you will be scratching your heads saying "huh?". A musical instrument for a blind / deaf person to write or play existing keyboard music. Well the suggested solution is very simple really. Besides converting a musical instrument like an electronic keyboard with Braille keys. Have the keys for the deaf have a kinetic type of force feedback pressure. Where each musical key in relation to its sound would have a different sense of pressure to the key. Somehow wiring an air-pump with an electronic musical keyboard with Braille keys.

So that a blind or deaf person can play music at least on a piano like instrument. The musical tones coming out of the device can still be the same so everyone can enjoy the music. Otherwise if air pressure isn't a suitable method for such a musical instrument. It could employ a decibel vibration to each key so that the blind or deaf musician can actually feel the music they're playing.

Where in the case of a decibel vibration method to a electronic keyboard. The output of the music can be toggled from traditional sound to include a form of music based on decibel vibrations acoutsically speaking.

MMO Game Feature Concept: Pogo.com Like Game Parlor In A MMORPG

Hi All,

Right now game publishers via their game development firms for a massively multiplayer online game (MMOG). Are always evolving their game features and design policy for any particular game of interest.

Lately now that there is a plethora of MMO game titles out in the western marketplace. They've already reached capacity of targeting the traditional demographic of male gamers. Be they teenage, young adult, and now thirty somethings as the main consumer base for these online games.

Now they're looking for the casual gamer who is either a new comer (noob) to the hobby. Or is a pre-existing gamer that can not quantify pouring 20+ plus hours a week into this past-time. (which has traditionally in the late 20th century been TV weekly viewing time) Besides the casual gamer demographic, the game industry wants to further include women and senior citizens as auxiliary demographics to obtain.

Ok, now that I've set up the concept so to say. If game development firms of a MMO goes to the extent in their game world design. To include the depth of arcade java parlor games as seen in Pogo.com (owned by game publisher Electronic Arts). Where for example in Star Wars Galaxies or Ever Quest 2 (published MMORPG's by Sony Online Entertainment / SOE) in a cantina / tavern (lodge) inside the game world. That gamers can enter and participate perhaps in a co-branded portal like Pogo with the game setting maintained. That would open up interest to causal gamers, women, and senior citizens into the MMO hobby as a demograhic group. Especially with the present advent of "Advergaming", which is a mini-game that is branded by a advertiser. So consider a solitaire game with the Pepsi logo and such.

Typically to date in a MMO game world the SWG cantina or EQ2 Travern are traditional ghost locations. Meaning only npc's (non-player characters) for quests are inhabiting them for a game play experience. SWG did in the past before I gave up on that MMO have a text-based roulette game in a hotel lobby of the major npc cities.

That has been the typical lack of vision in bringing to life such real life historical focal points of a community. But, in a MMO game world these locales are still neglected as described above. My suggestion is to enliven these landmarks in a npc or player city. So that more demographic based consumers can enjoy the MMO past-time. Which has always been referred to as a game. That in my opinion is a misnomer, it is more so a virtual social community simulator.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Insurance Concept: Homeowner ARM Insurance Policy

Hi All,

Right now here in the USA we're in a real estate bubble not unlike the tech bubble in the late 1990's. Right now their is a an exotic (Greenspan's term, US Fed Chairman) mortgage type of interest only loan. For the first couple of years or so, where the home buyer can pay down principle at their discretion or wait until the cut off date to do so. Where typically a ballon payment begins on these interest only mortgages. So the word of advice is usually just to get these lucrative interest only home mortgages if you don't plan to live in that residential property beyond two to five years or so.

When and if the real estate bubble does burst, where now we're in a sellers market. Those with an ARM (adjustable rate mortage) who want to sell their property after a real estate bubble bursting will lose their shirts. Since no one will be buying, lest at closer to wholesale prices and not what the previous owner paid for their property. This will be more so a renters market after a real estate bubble bursting.

But to digress to the insurance concept I'm suggesting is for the insurance industry for homeowners. To offer those with an interest only (ARM) mortage a side homeowners policy. Usually as the norm banks as the lender have the homeowner required to have a "mortgage insurance" policy. Just in case if they default on their mortgage payments. Where the bank or lender gets the property known as a foreclosure.

My suggestion to the insurance industry is to offer a ARM mortage policy to the home owner. Where much like a disability insurance if they lose their income or what have you. Aren't thrown out into the streets. However this incurance policy concept would cover an existing ARM type mortgage. That would cover the home owners mortgage payment fully in a lump sum or in installments. Where the homeowner keeps the property unlike a regular mortage insurance policy as explained above.

Of course this ARM insurance policy for home owners would provide a structure so as to avoid fraud in claims.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Jewels of Truth Quotations & Favorite Quote Of The Day

Hello All,

Here are my latest two spiritual quotations penned by my very own hand. Note the number in the series, which i'm shooting for 740 quotes written by myself. Where the first 365 quotations & commentry would go into a hopeful and eventual manuscript. So these two quotes for tonight would go perhaps into manuscript #2.

Here goes:

709) When knowledge is power, then wisdom is grace. Both are supreme when it comes to authority over oneself and others. It is the pure of heart who govern well with it. And the wicked who misuse it for ill gotten gains. --- Ivan / Atrayo.

710) Hold onto those memories that give oneself strength and happiness. For to forget them during trying times is twice an error according to one's hope for joy by overcoming. ---Ivan / Atrayo.

My spiritual writing is inclusive by nature, so it isn't stuck just on Christian dogma.

My Favorite Quote of the Day:

You will never be commonplace if you are vigilant in love.
--- Bl. Elizebeth of the Trinity.

Product Concept: Taser Protection Vest

Hi All,

My latest product abstract concept would be a taser protection vest. Lately in the news http://www.taser.com/index.htm "Taser International" wants to cater to consumers for its non-lethal electrical barbed gun.

My idea is to offer a vest to protect would be victims, much like a kevlar bullet proof vest. But this taser protection vest would spread the taser charge across itself. Or even better it would return the charge from the taser by overloading it and causing it to explode on the attacker.

Note: Recently in the US news ( a couple of months ago) in Miami Florida police had used tasers on children. Although they had some burns from the taser due to not being the ideal weight for being a target.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Welcome To Atrayo's Oracle!

Greetings,

Welcome to my humble blog site which I hope you find as intriguing as I enjoy to write in it. The theme of my blog will be the postings of my spiritual quotations of a yet undeveloped manuscript. But that's not all.

I will also relish the opportunity to share my musings. Which I call personally "Imagineering" that includes a holistic viewpoint of possible abstract solutions of anything that may interest me in the moment.

So without further ado here goes!

PS: Although I carry the copyright to this sites content. If any of the creative solutions are truly helpful to whom ever. Please link back to this site and give credit where it's due under all fairness. Thank you.