Being in the tech industry for years now I’ve come across many, many products and owning and reviewing them I’ve come up with many ideas for new products and ways to improve other products. I’ve probably forgotten more than I can remember actually, but the point is what do you do with them?
Years ago I looked into the whole patent and invention thing for ideas but it’s just too damn expensive for the average person like me to afford.
I don’t know what to do with the ideas I have as I can’t afford to pursue them.
I wonder how many other people out there are in the same situation, they’ve got great ideas for new things or ways to improve others but just can’t do anything about it.
Sure I know the process, create the prototype etc and show it to companies to possibly get backers, but I can’t afford to even do that honestly. I just don’t have the disposable income needed.
Our patent system is horrible as I’m sure everyone knows, it needs fixed.
I have to wonder how many great ideas out there never come to fruition because people just can’t afford to pursue it?!
I know there are those ‘invention’ companies out there that promise to help you get your invention created, but they’re a scam as we all know. You end losing your rights to the product and someone else makes the money from your idea. So that’s not a way to go surely.
I could post my ideas here, but they would be stolen surely and someone would claim them to be their own. So they just stay in my head I guess. It’s sad but true, it’s the world we live in, someone is always out there just waiting to steal someone else’s ideas.
(Sort of off-topic but I would love to write a book or two, I’ve actually got ideas for a few of them, and I thought about posting them here, or at maybe even writing the book here on my site. Sadly I’d be afraid someone would take it, yes we live in that kind of world and it’s a shame really. It’s a place where nothing is really yours because someone can just steal it from you and say it’s theirs. It’s happened on Amazon already many, many times with their self-publishing system.)
Oh well, that’s just some random thoughts I had floating around in my head that I wanted to get out..