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Ring World

When my phone rings, the world springs to action
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MP3 ringtones are so last year. The goal here is to cause the ringing of my phone to produce a real world effect, short of someone hitting me over the head with a baseball bat.

The mechanism proposed is the association of my phone# with a URL of my choice, which should be easily implemented in any number of "follow-me dialing" systems.

This URL will be a page programmed by me that will, for instance, send a signal to Aibo to bark, or make my robotic snake slither, or make all the X10 wired appliances in my house flash, etc.

theircompetitor, Jan 06 2005

A different URL ringtone idea URL_20Ringtones
This one is for streaming a ringtone [theircompetitor, Jan 06 2005]

Cellphone Robots http://www.popsci.c...and-throws-tantrums
[theircompetitor, May 10 2010]


       i, for one, think this idea would be quite handy.   

       "as recardo sensed something wasn't right, his aunt Laurna dialed his number. he saw his cellular light up and let out a blood-curdling scream. his house went up in a mushroom cloud, and power went out for about 3 square blocks."   

neo_, Nov 25 2009

       Your caller could ring a postman to deliver you a letter.
wjt, Nov 27 2009

       I deleted the broken link, 21. Perhaps you are right and this is on the way to being baked, though of couse I posted it nearly 5 years ago.
theircompetitor, Nov 27 2009


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