Celebrating 300K Yes Crowders – WIN a Google Home

Posted by (Online Community Manager)
6th Aug 2018, 2:57pm

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This competition is now closed. Thank you so much to all those who entered! Entries are being judged and a winner will be announced soon.

We can’t thank you enough for helping us reach 300,000 Yes Crowders.. but we’ll give it a crack. To celebrate Yes Crowd and all our incredible members, we’re giving away a Google Home device!


Google Home is a voice-activated speaker that acts as your personal, hands-free Google. Ask it questions, or allocate it tasks – Google Home will be there at your beck and call, and having one could make your life just that much easier.


To enter this competition:

  1. Sign up to Yes Crowd or log in if you already have an account.
  2. Leave a comment below telling us in 25 words or less if you were to invent a piece of tech that would make your life easier, what would it be and why?
  3. For extra consideration, get a friend who is also an Optus customer to join Yes Crowd, @ tag their username in the comments and invent a piece of technology you could both use.

Once the competition closes we will judge all entries, and the person with the entry we deem to be the most entertaining will win the Google Home device.


The Yes Crowd 300K Yes Crowders competition runs from 06/08/18 at 3:00 pm AEST and you must be an Optus Customer to enter.


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by Occasional Contributor Ellie94
‎2018-08-07 09:34 AM

I'd invent a device to help me get ready in the mornings, punctuality is not one of my strong suits Smiley Tongue


(I'd really love a Google Home haha!!)

by RetiredModerator Megan_YC
‎2018-08-07 10:00 AM

Haha I love it @Ellie94, thanks so much for entering!


I know how you feel, I've wanted a Google Home for ages Smiley LOL My friend has one and they're so good!!

by RetiredModerator Felicity_YC
‎2018-08-07 10:10 AM

Good one @Ellie94! I'm sure lots of us would buy one of those. I'm thinking something like a cross between an automatic coffee maker and an outfit picker. 


 I reckon I would invent a device / robot that would automatically fold my clean clothes and put them away nice and neatly in their respective places *boom* haha.

by Crowd Champion SillyGogo
‎2018-08-07 06:59 PM

@JodestaaMy wife already invented that robot, iMe. 


How about a glove that can harness the power of 5 gem stones that will let you control the multiverse?

by Occasional Visitor EclecticRose
‎2018-08-08 09:51 AM

I'd invent a device that would repeat what I said with increasing volume until my 4yo finally did what I asked.

by Crowd Champion Davelew
‎2018-08-08 10:18 AM

A ROAD (Rollback Our Age Device) At my age,  I'll not be greedy, just 10 years please.



by Moderator Dan_C
‎2018-08-08 11:05 AM

Haha! Well as long as you're not being greedy. Surely ten years isn't asking for too much.

Love it @EclecticRose

by Crowd Champion Davelew
‎2018-08-08 05:23 PM

Attn all the Yes Crowd team.


You certainly can't win the prize but it would be interesting and, hopefully, fun for you to post what device you would like to invent to make your life easier and why.


So lots of posts and you may earn a few Kudos.



by Crowd Champion Davelew
‎2018-08-08 05:44 PM

As an addition to the above post, after the Yes Crowd team posted their 'entries' the members could vote on their favourite.



by RetiredModerator Megan_YC
‎2018-08-09 08:49 AM

I absolutely love that idea @Davelew Smiley LOL @Felicity_YC I've got you down for a coffee maker and outfit picker hybrid, what about you guys @Ray_YC @Dan_C @AlistarS ?

by Visitor ajakobi
‎2018-08-10 12:53 PM

I would invent a device that would help me find everyday objects like my car keys or wallet. 

by Crowd Champion SillyGogo
‎2018-08-10 01:25 PM



That is a brilliant idea, the only thing is I can't remember where I've left the "everyday object locator" device.


Might need a device to located the "everyday object locator" device. 

by Crowd Champion Davelew
‎2018-08-10 02:12 PM

I am a little disappointed with you @SillyGogo and your wife.   She invented a robot, maaried him, but didn't implant Google Assistant in your head to find lost objects.

At least when my wife invented me there were no personal computers so it was Gardener, Maintainance Man, Washer Up(at least 5 days per week) and General Dog's Body.



by New Contributor AJ77
‎2018-08-10 02:17 PM

I'd invent a machine to gather ingredients and cook for me when I don't feel like it.

by Crowd Champion SillyGogo
‎2018-08-10 02:18 PM

@Davelew lol, looks like things hasn't change. Those tasks you've listed are still valid in my syntax and codes, Pc or no pc. Well she programmed in Swift and I am an Android. 



by Occasional Visitor Akmadaty04
‎2018-08-10 04:50 PM

I’d invent a device that can detect my current mood and automatically play movies based on my mood. 

by Occasional Contributor Bece
‎2018-08-10 05:47 PM

I want to be able to teleport, to the shops or to the other side of the world. No more need for cars!! Better for the environment. More time to enjoy life 🤪 I can dream

by Occasional Visitor Bobg
‎2018-08-10 05:53 PM

I would like a device that would stop politicians lying, and make them fulfil their electoral promises. 

by Regular Contributor
‎2018-08-10 09:50 PM

If I could invent something, it would be something to remotely really poke, not virtually poke @Paddylee when he falls asleep at his keyboard in old age to wake him up! (Only kidding @Paddylee)  Smiley LOL


Happy Birthday for Today! @Paddylee  Smiley Happy

If I got a second invention, it would be something to convert @Dan_C's iPhone over to an Android Phone and switch him over to the dark side of course! Smiley Wink

by New Contributor BillR
‎2018-08-12 03:26 PM

A device to brew nice smelling coffee. I need the smell to zombie out of bed. Google Home can then nag me about everything I need to get done  Who needs a wife! 

by Visitor Dez
‎2018-08-13 10:15 AM

It is a little corny.  I would invent a device that would allow my puppy to talk, she is a nutter and I would love to know what goes through her mind lol

Good Luck to all

by Visitor Corbillion
‎2018-08-13 10:23 AM

I would create an app that tracks risk on the road to work, and wakes you up in time to mitigate that risk.  So basically a traffic watching alarm clock Smiley Happy

by Frequent Visitor councilviews
‎2018-08-13 10:42 AM

I'd invent a device for my phone or laptop to create a (super) wide area network to connect and use the unlimited internet service from home.

by New Contributor deancapp
‎2018-08-13 12:39 PM

I would invent tech that read my emails to me and allowed me to respond/delete/etc. via voice command

by New Contributor damnbn
‎2018-08-13 03:27 PM

Would love one to be able to turn off wifi when we have a house full of grandkids who all want the ipads and PC's, especially since we are surrounded by parks on all sides!

by New Contributor dophman
‎2018-08-13 04:29 PM

I would invent stairs that can turn into, and back from, a ramp when required for wheeled vehicles. Ie. wheelchairs and prams

by New Contributor dresian
‎2018-08-13 04:33 PM

I’d love a device that could hang up and organise my clothes for me, I think I am a shopaholic 😂

by Visitor Doct0r
‎2018-08-13 05:48 PM

Robot Servent. that cooks, cleans, balances books, repairs houshold stuff and runs on solar power. 

by Occasional Visitor Dott
‎2018-08-13 05:49 PM

I would like to think home google can help me entertain my grand children 

by Visitor divyudeshi
‎2018-08-13 05:54 PM

I'd invent a technology to be able to enter one's fav fantasy world and live a life for as long as they wanted to. I'd first go to Hogwarts and then to the middle earth 😍

by Visitor DNLCSS
‎2018-08-13 10:42 PM

I'd invent a speaker, probably voice activated, that would be like a search engine I could allocate tasks to, or - wait - I'd just be inventing Google Home Smiley Tongue

by New Contributor dearcandy
‎2018-08-14 12:59 AM

I’d invent a teleporter, that way I won’t have to sit in morning school traffic every morning! Already got the kids working on ideas!! 

by New Contributor hellang
‎2018-08-14 09:16 AM

I would like to invent a device for the aging to help recall! A google home would hep me to find the 'lost' items I look for every day!!

by Contributor Jamesk811
‎2018-08-14 11:18 AM

I’d invent a machine where when you come out of the shower it instantly dries you because there is nothing worse than that feeling of being cold after a shower and rushing to put your warm clothes on. 

by Frequent Visitor isdnman
‎2018-08-14 11:35 AM

I'd invent a technology that ppl can see smartphone screen from  your retina.

by Occasional Visitor CptnObvious
‎2018-08-14 11:41 AM

I'd invent a one time owner mind reading drone to be by my side 24/7. It's soul purpose, source and bring me my minds desirables.

by New Contributor Davidimanuelc
‎2018-08-14 02:38 PM

A robot that can be scheduled to cook things, so that I can woke up with breakfast ready on the table haha.

by New Contributor YesItsMe
‎2018-08-14 04:07 PM

I would invent a device to help remove the need to use so many devices in ones life!

by Frequent Visitor Jeff_01
‎2018-08-14 04:12 PM

I'll invent an waterbottle that is an alarm as well. linked to your phone it will tell you when to drink, when to go to gym. what the weather is doing, and how to be cool (ice cool)

by Frequent Visitor Jeffrito
‎2018-08-14 04:14 PM

A robot which has the thought part of my brain embedded into it so it'll do everything I need it to without any prompt.

by Visitor jdono2
‎2018-08-14 04:38 PM

A device that finally folds fitted sheets perfectly every time!!!!

by Crowd Champion SillyGogo
‎2018-08-14 04:49 PM

@Dott yes it can:


Okay Google.. Tell me a joke. 

Okay Google.. How do you spell "butt butt". 

Okay Google... Where do I come from? 


But my kids got bored after a few days. Nothing beat playing in the back yard and running around in the park with their friends. 


by Crowd Champion SillyGogo
‎2018-08-14 04:52 PM

@Jeffrito. Robocop?

by Frequent Visitor Jennyjj
‎2018-08-14 05:01 PM

I would invent a teleportation machine that will allow me to be in another place and avoid commuting time. 😙

by Visitor Haytons
‎2018-08-14 05:27 PM

I reckon an app that lets you easily watch all your favorite prem games easy and with no hassel, oh wait that already exists.

"loads optus sports"...

by Occasional Contributor Newie2299
‎2018-08-15 03:59 PM

I'd love a personal assistant that could keep me up to date. You know something like a Google assistant hint hint. 

I work with people with a disability and often lose track of days and time because of the irregular hours. 

So google assist me. 

by Online Community Manager
‎2018-08-15 04:17 PM

Remember Yes Crowders, if you want to be eligible to win:

Leave a comment below telling us in 25 words or less if you were to invent a piece of tech that would make your life easier, what would it be and why?

Smiley Wink

and don't forget:

For extra consideration, get a friend who is also an Optus customer to join Yes Crowd, @ tag their username in the comments and invent a piece of technology you could both use.

by Occasional Visitor Merci
‎2018-08-15 04:45 PM

create tech that would end world hunger and bring about world peace. nothing more i'd ask for.

by Occasional Visitor michaelg156
‎2018-08-15 04:53 PM

I would love a mask that automatically shaves and cleans my face in the morning while im sleeping leaving me fresh and ready for uni/work.

by Frequent Visitor leebolgarow
‎2018-08-15 07:22 PM

Cook me dinner for a week, not to much to ask.. hasn’t happened ever

by New Contributor Lemming
‎2018-08-15 08:24 PM

Something that measures the thickness of the layer of dust on all my possessions and tells me which ones I really don't need anymore.

by Occasional Visitor Leghorn6969
‎2018-08-15 09:23 PM
I would invent the "hover board", so I would not need to have a car anymore, less impact on the environment no more fuel costs. Then I would sell the technology to the highest bidder.
by Frequent Visitor JustJoe
‎2018-08-15 11:08 PM

Just a simple personal faster than light space craft so I could explore the wonders and delights of deep space.  To boldy go where no human has gone before meeting interesting and exciting beings along the way.

by Occasional Contributor AJ87DJ
‎2018-08-15 11:20 PM

I would invent a device that would allow you to read and write messages and undertake tasks on your smartphone safely hands-free using a Heads-Up Display through your retina via a contact lens. 

by Occasional Contributor Marley16
‎2018-08-16 04:40 AM

I’d invent a machine that is a bracelet and whenever I think of something I need or want the machine turns into that until I turn it back into a bracelet 😂

by Occasional Contributor Marley16
‎2018-08-16 04:44 AM

A poster that is blank, but whenever I forget something it automatically writes down what I forgot so I never forget to do things ! Cough cough dishes.

by Visitor neill1981
‎2018-08-16 10:06 AM

A machine to help me sequin dance costumes, I’m sick of stabbing myself with needles lmao

by New Contributor NeedHelpNow
‎2018-08-16 10:24 AM

HAHA, to celebrate 300000+ subscribers you are giving away a single $100 device, if that's the party budget, I prefer 10 woolie's cakes.

by New Contributor ovel
‎2018-08-16 10:27 AM

I'm one of those people who doesn't need the Google Home thing as I can't see what I may need it for. Just another stream of useless information. 


As to the invention, if I had one in my mind, I would start implementing it.

by Occasional Visitor Salh84
‎2018-08-16 05:00 PM

I would invesnt something like an automatic duster that could go around and clean the house when Im not home! Because there are never enough hours in the day for all the housework.

by Frequent Visitor sahilgarg
‎2018-08-16 05:00 PM

I would invent a holographic screen TV especially to enjoy the live football matches and concerts so that I don't have to actually spend huge on tickets and can enjoy the same atmosphere with my friends at home.



by New Contributor Sagarbtl
‎2018-08-16 05:08 PM

Its really handy and works on different platforms be it android or ios. It would make life really easise if added to home automation system and fun for family and kids. Always owned chrome cast and wouldn't mind google home. Cheers!

by Occasional Visitor s_mc500
‎2018-08-17 08:09 AM

Just a basic device that cures cancer, stops pollution, creates world peace, something like that would be handy. 

by Occasional Visitor wakarlajc73
‎2018-08-17 03:59 PM

Mental health machine. It senses your mood and talks to you and also recommends services and healthy alternatives to support. 

by Moderator Dan_C
‎2018-08-17 04:09 PM

I really like that one @wakarlajc73. It'd be useful for my Mondayitis. 



by New Contributor tinyone97
‎2018-08-17 04:37 PM

I would invent a machine that cures cancer.. my parents have cancer at th moment its really hard..

by Visitor Windthunder
‎2018-08-17 04:38 PM

I would a "wearable" air-con clothes as it helps with a person's productivity during summer or those living in tropical regions of Australia.

by New Contributor warrencammack
‎2018-08-17 05:05 PM

I’d invent a device that would help the Optus network to operate effectively in Thredbo

by New Contributor Sonchynne
‎2018-08-17 05:26 PM

Something that listed and remembers what my wife told me off for and all the excuses I gave that got me out of trouble. Then the next time she tells me off the AI learns to give me the be best answer to avoid the conflict. Happy wife, happy life. 

by Occasional Contributor SPDrew
‎2018-08-18 08:19 AM

I'd just like to avoid time in travel, so would like to invent technology that allows you to go to different places without waiting.  Click on my tech and I'm where I want to be.

by New Contributor Solarius
‎2018-08-18 09:10 AM

An app which gamifies getting ready for school so they will wake up,  brush teeth, get changed,  eat breakfast and work to beat their best times /effort. That would save me one hour of repeating myself over and over again everyday. 

by Occasional Visitor RihelB
‎2018-08-18 09:59 AM

A technology that would merge all the available network, broadband and communication technology in one form of secured high speed media. 

by New Contributor Accadacca
‎2018-08-18 10:23 AM

I'd invent a powerful comms center that is installed in your car so that you can reliably connect from wherever you go (in your car).

by New Contributor Wolfy910
‎2018-08-18 12:57 PM
I'd make something that could tie my shoelaces for me, getting down is easy ... getting up is the hard part
by Frequent Visitor Sandiee7
‎2018-08-18 03:16 PM

I would invent a tech that could recommend clothing choices for me based on weather and daily activities ... using my own wardrobe selection, of course. An optional recommended purchase screen for when you have extra time up your sleeve Smiley Happy





by Occasional Visitor matthewzz
‎2018-08-18 04:32 PM

I'd invent an app where uni students list their current subjects and get told which of their friends are also doing those subjects.

by Occasional Visitor Winnydotcom
‎2018-08-19 02:15 PM

I would invent a piece of tech that would laugh at my Dad jokes. No one else here does. 🤪

by Occasional Visitor asishaq
‎2018-08-20 12:38 AM
  • A technology that would convert text to video- Drastic change in the way we will be able to express and present things. Entertainment industry will go under drastic transformation. You can:
    • See your best actor performing even after they are no more: Their way of acting can be read, analysed and using data analytics transformed into realistic scenes
    • The great novels, great scripts getting into movies.
by New Contributor Wojee
‎2018-08-20 09:57 AM

A device that translates my thoughts into something resembling coherent speech so that I sound less like a bumbling idiot, particulary when having a "robust discussion" with my wife.

by Frequent Visitor bucketspodge
‎2018-08-20 10:00 AM

I'd invent an app that tells people how to fix computers and the first thing it would do is to restart the device.

by RetiredModerator Megan_YC
‎2018-08-20 11:43 AM

 I'm so sorry to hear that @tinyone97 , hoping for all the best for you and your parents! 

by New Contributor Ace2
‎2018-08-20 11:00 PM

I'd invent a device that comes up with witty, inventive and deeply meaningful comments in just 25 words or less.

by New Contributor Accadacca
‎2018-08-20 11:09 PM

I'd invent a device that accurately predicts Lotto winning numbers.

by RetiredModerator AlexRH
‎2018-08-21 04:39 AM

@Ace2, I see what you did there! Smiley Wink




@Accadacca - great suggestion! I'd love that too Smiley Happy 

by Online Community Manager
‎2018-08-21 07:36 AM

My ineligible entry is:

A smart daycare front door, that detects contagious sick kids and refuses them entry until they're better so other kids don't get sick and hospitalised.

The advanced model would also include an arm that extends and slaps the parent who attempts to bring their sick kid in.

Disclaimer: The Yes Crowd team does not endorse violence.

Good luck everyone, still around 2 weeks to enter!

by Crowd Champion Davelew
‎2018-08-21 07:57 AM

I think you are trying for the sympathy vote @Ray_YC but as a grandparent who has had a grandchild stay for extended periods I couldn't wish for a better device. And I would want the advanced model!



by Moderator Shauna
‎2018-08-21 10:48 AM

That's a great idea, @Accadacca however you wouldn't want to share it with anyone Smiley Very Happy