Computer: PDA
Digital fortune cookie   (+2, -2)  [vote for, against]
Don't eat it.

You take it with you to the restaurant. The fortune gets narrowcast to your cookie as you enter, which you read on the built-in LCD.

It also stores the last X fortunes, and will upload to your computer. It comes with fortune analysis software, so you can keep track of which fortunes came true and keep a tally of which restaurants produce the most consistent fortune realization.
-- waugsqueke, Mar 24 2003

I like the tracking feature, but no cookie for you (or croissant in this case). Perhaps if you combine this with empty cookies... no, then you lose the essence of a fortune cookie. Again, an edible cookie is required for my satisfaction.
-- Worldgineer, Mar 24 2003


Confucian mumbo-jumbo - pah! (I thought you were anti-superstition, waugs?)
-- DrCurry, Mar 24 2003


It will have an "...in the bedroom." button, right?
-- phoenix, Mar 24 2003


Yes, phoe... great addition.

Curry, you are correct, I am, but I'm also thinking this could make a buck on the backend providing the restaurants with the cookie administration system.

World... well, you can still eat a cookie. Just not this one.
-- waugsqueke, Mar 24 2003


I don't like eating fortune cookies but I do like electronics. This would be good software for a PDA to gain from the restraunt. Many restraunts are hotspots for wireless internet. This is very bakeable.

I'd also like the analysis software to come from the input of qualified doctors and psycologists, financial advisors and sociologists so you could put actual information into it like family medical history, weight, height, finances, bills, family names, current medical history, personality and goals. It wouldn't need to send out any information to achieve a fortune it would just be selective about what it displayed from what it recieved. +
-- sartep, Aug 25 2003



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