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    Sep 09
    Complete list of ideas generated at today’s unconference
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    Here’s a comprehensive list of ideas generated in today’s Connect 2009 Unconference. To be honest, I believe this list is accurate to some 95% as I might have missed few ideas (either because they were lengthy and not to point or I failed to grasp/note them down). Sorry if I’ve missed any ideas. Please feel free to point out.

    Contributor name is also included wherever possible. Regrets if I’ve misinterpreted any of the ideas.
    List of ideas
    1. Taxi pooling at airport (Keshav)- Saves money, fuel, emissions and traffic jams-Build a system through which people heading towards adjacent locations can group together and hire one single taxi.
    2. SMS based GPS (Idea generated based on the fact that YSR’s chopper could be traced because of an SMS sent from one of the officials)
    3. Involve people in decision taking- MPs to live tweet from parliament and public to read and respond, so that instant feedback is conveyed.
    4. Tweeting through ICT
    5. Along with number, show location of caller in mobile (Ashok)
    6. Community radio center in villages with intenet Kiosks so that villagers can surf, reply on problem and solutions
    7. Reduce usage of vernacular languages
    8. Television is must in each house-quality program should be shown. ICT should have its own channels. Great opportunity to develop our own language system like what china has done.
    9. Directory of information
    10. Video conference facility
    11. Customized decision taking information to decision takers
    12. Instead of going for new idea- Use existing EduSAT, take education to every part of country (Pattabhiraman)
    13. Take ICT to gullies: pickup and encourage ideas from gullies, take it and post it on twitter. (Ex: Packing eggs in news paper)
    14. Fix GPS in consumer durables for easy tracking
    15. Making electronic controls for appliances with GSM models to bring down maintenance related issues. Already implemented by Pulsars-Makers of Vending machine controls and sugarcane juice making machine controls, used in Bangalore , that sends info on send daily usage, system condition and other aspects through SMS
    17. Information at fingertips on taxi pricing between two location- Don’t give up, use technology to change them (Google latitude give distance between locations)
    18. Music on demand though mobiles to save on memory card
    19. Convert Sodexho pass into electronic form to prevent misuse.
    20. Vehicle with GPS transmitter
    21. Rotary supported project through village knowledge centre- Digital literacy, next web conferencing to take training on advanced courses (KB Sridhar)
    22. Charging concept- Use solar and wind power to charge mobile.
    23. Develop technology to detect authenticity of any innovation
    24. De printer: Insert printed paper, get back white sheet
    25. RFID tags on 1000 Rs notes and track them
    26. Centralize issuance of mobile sim cards through an authorized agency to prevent misuse.
    27. Technology to detect telephones in a room.
    28. Use facebook wallpaper instead of SMS
    29. Ability to share battery power between devices
    30. Common Chargers
    31. Language converter for SMSs
    32. Change mindsets of people through technology-change minds of terrorists. Rename “Connect2009″ to “Connect2009 onwards”
    33. Just dial number to call garbage collectors and other civic services (Add on idea was set up wherein people can upload photos of potholes, server crashed due to heavy usage)
    34. Technology to receive SMS when mobile is switched off
    35. GIS enable entire TamilNadu (Secretary IT)
    36. GPS For ambulances
    37. Cops can use and encourage twittering
    38. Showing concern to environment. print both front and backside at once-saves paper
    38. Drink and drive: Sensor to be fixed in vehicle during mfg, won’t let vehicle start.
    40. Control all devices in home through bluetooth (already implemented by Jacob from kanyakumari: An idea and implementation that won 2nd price at Nokia innovations
    41. Helpdesk via SMS
    42. Camera outside home-help us see visitor in home at our mobile phone when we are away
    43. Cost aspect of technology
    44. Cloth PC, Pant PC, fix PC in our clothing.(Gopi)

    Compiled by Shrinidhi Hande

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