[Edited hopefully for clarity]
Sally comes home and finds harry immersed at the
computer watching a video on youtube or entering an
idea on HB. She presses the button near the door and
RDTV takes a picture of her smiling and saying hi.
She then goes to the kitchen to make coffee. When she
reaches the kitchen she hits the RDTV I'M HERE button.
Harry's PC has a popup that says Real Distraction 1.0
message: "Hi!" with Sally's picture smiling. Under the pic
it says: you have 10 seconds to respond. Please choose:
a. Tell her about the flowers you bought. b. Tell her
you'll be with her in ____ minutes. c. Get up and go over
to her in person.
If you choose a, the speakers in the kitchen read your
message or play it recorded by you. Sally gives you
points by clicking the LIKE or DISLIKE up to 3 times.
(Clicking both puts it back to 0).
Of course, the system works both ways. So Harry could
initiate a "challenge" and Sally responds to it.
The system allows the challenging person to give the
responding person points for answering nicely, and even
more points if you prepared something for them (like
flowers, a nice meal, a funny story to tell them, or even
a few minutes to listen to their rant about what
happened at work).
The responding person get points for the speed of
response, and those can be enhanced by feedback from
the challenge caller.
If there is no response to the challenge, or if there is no
feedback given for the response within a short time,
there are points lost.
Videos of challenges and responses can be made public,
only if both partners agree about it.
The idea is to save the couple from a long evening of
steaming silence, following the response of a grunt or no
response at all - to the call of "Hi" when the other spouse
entered the house, and to turn the partnership game
into fun to play, while overcoming the internet and TV
RDTV 1.0 comes with 10 small wifi enabled consoles
which include a webcam, a microphone, speakers and a
few input buttons. These are to be set, one outside the
gate, two on the inside and outside of your house door,
one on the fridge, one or two near the kid's computer(s)
and the rest in different places in the house including
two sides of each couch.
The RDTV 1.0 system is integrated with youtube and
with your TV station (Here's a job for NDS to do for Sky
Once your comfortable with the system, you could add
the children in. Here's where the idea is halfbaked, and
to be continued by the smart people of this website.
[To be released soon. Do not read on]
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Please read the annotations to see how this idea should
be implemented, for a more positive life in the digital