The wave is a thing where people in a stadium stand up
a sequence that forms a wave that moves around the
stadium. If you've never seen one of these, a stadium is
where people go to watch other people do stuff.
The idea is for phone app that performs a virtual wave.
has this app on has a map that indicates the
location of other people who have the app on at that
You're given a time to begin your virtual wave and at
time you push your "Start Wave!" button and watch as
signal goes out to all the other people with that app
moving like ripples in a pond after you throw a pebble
So the dot on the map indicating you lights up first, then
the nearest people to you with the app have their
locations light up on the map, those in your
state, then the states outwards from that, adjacent
countries etc till the outwards expanding ripple travels
around the world.
Why? Great question. Maybe it gives you a sense of
connection with all these people all over the world.
it gives a bit of a look into how the internet works. My
reason for doing it would simply be that it would be kind
cool to see.
After you've watched the wave you started activate
millions of people's phones around the world, it would go
back to showing you where the next wave was coming
and lighting up or vibrating when the signal hit your
when your part of that next wave came up.
The speed of the actual wave would be slowed down so
could be enjoyed but you could actually play it at
speed to see how fast information travels over the web.
There would be a schedule at the top of the app to apply
to start your next wave. Depending on how popular this
got though it might be a while before they had another
opening, but that would just make it more special no?
The trigger person would be sent a reminder "You're set
to start your virtual wave in 5 minutes, are you ready?" If
the person didn't respond, their spot would be given to
the next person in line." "A new spot has opened up at
9:31.06 pacific standard time, would you like to take it?"
This way the slots would always be filled.
Hmm. Just occurred to me, if enough people signed up
this you could monetize it. "This World Wide Wave was
brought you by Big Brother's mind numbing tea biscuits.
"Hey pal, I think you've had a little too much to think.
for a Big Brother's mind numbing tea biscuit."