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Telescoping Auto Adjusting Height Management Umbrella Device
A bluetooth or otherwise networked height adjustment mechanism on the umbrella that automatically adjusts its height in relationship to others, so that you don't have to think about lowering or raising them as you walk in a crowd of other umbrella bearers.
Working in tandem, you can imagine a throng
of people, umbrellas in hand, walking down a rainy streat, all the umbrellas rising and falling in unison like in some Chinese Olympics demonstration, all in automated fashion, and...no one loses an eye.
To make them all the same altitude. [phoenix, Oct 29 2008]
To make them all 7' tall. [phoenix, Oct 29 2008]
||It would need a very, very complex management system constantly update and to co-ordinate the constantly changing interactions. Easily achieved, until someone drops something, then bends down to pick it up.... all in all a totally halfbaked idea, and attracting this tasty croissant.
||Didn't Mary Poppins use the principal of the constantly
adjusting umbrella to fly.
||But if your umbrella is above others in a packed crowd, then you are still getting wet from other people's run-off.
||I hate umbrellas in crowded areas. Their usage in such a situation demonstrates human idiocy and selfishness in all its grotesque glory.