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Celebrating 300K Yes Crowders – WIN a Google Home

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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.
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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.

 

Not signed up to Yes Crowd yet? The good news is that Yes Crowd and My Account are linked. So, if you already have a My Account login, you don’t need to register, just use your existing My Account credentials to log in to Yes Crowd here.

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358 Comments
Member deevajo
Member

Called "Hind-Sight" preventing stupid decisions and you would ask the operating system who would be called "Re-Gret" if your choice is a bad one!  Smiley Happy

Occasional Contributor allyssa95
Occasional Contributor

I will defo invest in a Google Pixel XL smartphones cz it’s way cheaper than iPhone and they hv kinda same function.., and I personally prefer the resolution on the google phone than the iPhone (I am using).. 

Frequent Visitor wazman21
Frequent Visitor

Oh man, easy - I'd invent a replacement dish rack for my dishwasher that makes it easy to load tupperware in my dishwasher so they don't flip over and fill with water!

Member Teddancing
Member
I'd invent a unified android architecture so that all phones would run from a standardized version of the OS.
Frequent Visitor ShaneG
Frequent Visitor

Something that would make people understand how my Autistic Daughters brain works so they could understand

New Contributor anddou
New Contributor

I would invent a machine that folds and put away the clothes once they're washed... laundry chores can drag for weeks in this house

New Contributor Nhorls
New Contributor

HI, I would love the Home device to help me with handling my hearing Impairment by delegating tasks automatically, and answering functions that place a textual alert to my phone/tv/ etc..

Neil Horley

Frequent Visitor Fatalmez
Frequent Visitor

Good luck one and all 😀

Frequent Visitor SUDEV
Frequent Visitor

I would a camera which can be palced on my index finger and connect live view on my specs. That way i dont have to turn around or bend or jump to see what ever i want.

New Contributor BedelphiA
New Contributor

I'd invent body organs that match organ recipients so there would be 0 rejection and no donor waiting lists!

Frequent Visitor Zaldyp
Frequent Visitor

Would invent a way to clone myself so the clone would do the hard work while i can relax with google home answering my questions.

New Contributor clairea1991
New Contributor

I'd invent a teleporter! For those nights when you want your favourite meal from a restuarant but don't want to drive, to the nights when the traffic is so bad you just wish you could "pop" home. Plus, how good would it be to Teleport to Europe as opposed the the long haul flights!

New Contributor Fd
New Contributor

I'd invent something that put together a menu plan for two weeks at a time, ordered the groceries required and had them delivered then showed the corresponding recipe each night. No fuss, no waste and no more decisions about what to eat - how easy would that be?

New Contributor isaacl
New Contributor

A music player playing music when in bed and can tune the volume down and turn it off automatically by monitoring the sleeping status.

New Contributor Buggins
New Contributor

They need to invent a machine that records your dreams. Then you can watch them at will. Imagine starring in your own dream!!

New Contributor End258
New Contributor

I need a google home so I can organise my life! Yes please. 

Occasional Contributor HoochieMamma
Occasional Contributor

Robot monkey butlers! Do I really need to describe why??

RetiredModerator Felicity_YC
RetiredModerator

I am LOVING all these entries! Thanks @wazman21@clairea1991@Fd@Zaldyp... too many to tag/mention Cat Happy

 

Don't forget that for extra consideration in the competition, you can get a friend who is also an Optus customer to join Yes Crowd, and then @ tag their username in the comments and invent a piece of technology you could both use.

New Contributor Dunc
New Contributor

I'd invent software that would automatically enter competitions and generate witty comments of 25 words or less, sit back and let the prizes flood in.Smiley Wink

New Contributor TonyJC
New Contributor

Id invent a way to add an extra 2 hours to my day-  used for work, sleep or time with my family - on a pro-rata basis!

New Contributor manosaurus
New Contributor

I'd invent something that would decide on menu items for me when I get decision anxiety. No more food envy!

Frequent Visitor maccamob
Frequent Visitor

A thermal generator to deliver power from all the hot air and political friction in Canberra!

Visitor Bloke
Visitor
I'd invent an Interdimensional Portal Gun with access to infinite realities. (anyone who's seen Rick and Morty will get it)
New Contributor millsey24
New Contributor

A device that summarises speech into well formatted written text, e.g., case notes or reports. Hate writing reports.

New Contributor Scott99
New Contributor

How about a iRobot without the iNag routine embedded like the real model?  The iRobot would bring the beer, dinner, etc asked for it

Occasional Contributor MaddyyMoo
Occasional Contributor
I would invent a device that can read minds, because I'm nosy and want to know everyone's secrets lol.
Occasional Contributor lanegd01
Occasional Contributor

I'd invent a device that made Tradies turn up on time!

New Contributor Dogtired
New Contributor

I would invent/develop a program for credit card companies (ANZ, AMEX, etc.) that would SMS me notice/invoice/bill every time I spent money on my credit card. This would specify the date, time, vendor, purchase items and amount spent thus giving me an immediate and up-to-date record. It would also mean I could easily download this info into my accounting system (Xero or MYOB, say) to reclaim GST and expenses.

Occasional Contributor yapa
Occasional Contributor

I would invent a toaster that would spread butter for me...

Occasional Contributor AbeS
Occasional Contributor

Would love to invent a service that pre-screens calls for me via AI/ML to weed out telemarketers around services I’m not interested in hearing about. 

New Contributor Shimon
New Contributor

I would invent something like a mini floating robot where you control with your mind to float around and do most of the thing around you (basically like a partner/ friend) 

New Contributor tdahutch
New Contributor

An app that sends my husband notifactions on exactly what to do when "mum" decides she's on strike for the day.

 

Contributor giri26
Contributor

If I had to invent a device, I would invent a teleporting device. I love travelling and it would be great to go to any place anytime without spending too much time. 🙂 I am an immigrant and stay away from family, so going home and coming back in a jiffy will be great. 

Contributor Barfly
Contributor
I'd invent a device that stops companies like Optus from using the private messaging system to spam their members.
Member OzHammer
Member

How about a spouse/partner mood detection early warning system to head off troubles and arguments before they begin?

 

Nick

Occasional Contributor The_Milesy
Occasional Contributor

Id invent a piece of tech that can come up with clever answers for 25 word or less competitions!  I need a google Home!.  

Occasional Contributor Sithlord
Occasional Contributor

If I could invent a piece of Technology it would be an AI Prime Minister, an advanced AI Robot has a better chance at leading this nation at the moment lol

Occasional Contributor aendi
Occasional Contributor

It's not so much a new piece of tech, but a tweak to existing tech - voice assistants.

I'd add the ability to set the verbosity level - eg when you make a request to create a new reminder to buy milk; at the low end they would just respond 'done', or at the other end they would respond 'I've created your reminder to buy milk'

Sometimes I just want something done, not to have a pseudo-conversation 🙂 

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Online Community Manager

Agreed @Felicity_YC

 

Some awesome/hilarious idea! 

 

I concur @HoochieMamma, this reminds of the Simpsons, "Homer gets a helper monkey episode....Pray for Mojo."

New Contributor mrgains
New Contributor

I would invent a translation Ear piece device, That listens to foreign languages and converts to your preferred language. The device would also be able to take your words and convert it back for them seamlessly to understand as well. 

Props for if it can decifer what my girlfriends wants for dinner too 😅

New Contributor Bekstar123
New Contributor

A point system for game play for kids- when points run out, play stops...parents can add/take away depending on behavior and chores done!

Occasional Contributor Pauly__
Occasional Contributor

A device to bring me beer, because god damn its a disruption to relaxing getting up and getting a cold one. 

Occasional Contributor Briggzy
Occasional Contributor
I’d invent an invention machine! And get all the credit for my machines brilliant new ideas 😜
Occasional Contributor Satchmo
Occasional Contributor

A device can help me to release tense and anxiety but not cause any problem to others or society.

Occasional Contributor CKBenz
Occasional Contributor

I would like one so my wife could ask it endless questions instead of bothering me. 

Occasional Contributor TomZorro
Occasional Contributor

Do the house-cleaning, laundry, etc., without any complaining.

Smiley Wink

Occasional Contributor daveysmallz
Occasional Contributor

I'd invent a device that could write 25 words or less about why I want something, everytime I wanted to enter a competition. 

Frequent Visitor cammo40
Frequent Visitor

Something that is able to tell the difference between a spam phone call and a helpful/important call.

New Contributor goldenbrown21
New Contributor

I'd invent T.R.I.S.R.E.M, stands for Turning Rubbish Into Safe Renewable Energy or Material. Its a device that can help reduce landfill, prevent contaminated recyling and remove the need for fossil fuels!

 

New Contributor trent083
New Contributor

Id invent a year round soil so we could grow an endless supply of food

Occasional Contributor GMC100
Occasional Contributor

I'd invent a means to have my wife's make-up done quicker so it doesn't take her an hour to get ready.

New Contributor architxt
New Contributor

By wearing an Augmentables device, children would see their vegetables as pink, fluffy and cartoonish-like fun pieces of food on their plates, with sparkles on top, and looking like chocolate cake too.

 

As they consume the vegetables, mermaid princess unicorms would appear, singing Wiggles and Frozen songs.

 

Occasional Contributor Sithlord
Occasional Contributor

Dear Moderators, after making my comment here my inbox is getting hammered with new comments made by others, please stop this behaviour. Its really not helpful. Cheers.

Contributor Meincranbourne
Contributor

Room cleaning/ uncleaning application used to control bots designed to clean up and mess up your room! 

Occasional Contributor sjw74
Occasional Contributor

I would invent some tech to convert thoughts into text to save time typing

Occasional Contributor Scottitch
Occasional Contributor

A smart coffee machine/breakfast maker combo.
There's just not enough time in the mornings!

Occasional Contributor TomZorro
Occasional Contributor

Stop the spam that followed my entry-comment, please!

 

Member pchoith
Member

A robot-vacuum-style lawnmower... to get the weekends back!

New Contributor Bryonx
New Contributor

I'd invent the device that would give me access to the internet, everywhere, including the Australian outback, as we're travelling on the road, full-time.

Occasional Contributor EnegueWeil
Occasional Contributor
Tech that can be implanted into our own bodies. Receiving a call in your head talking with your mind would be very private, for example. @Zyniz
Occasional Contributor Tukknan1983
Occasional Contributor

A device that can change my babies' nappies when they have been filled with you know what. I'd call it the 'Poop Fairy'. 😆

New Contributor o0spyder0o
New Contributor

Something that takes the dishes in the sink and puts them in the dishwasher! The kids haven't worked out you need to put them in for it to work!

 

 

(Maybe using a google home I could send them a message to do it now and then!)

 

Good luck everyone

 

New Contributor shazanator
New Contributor

I’d invent windscreen wipes for glasses. They come out of a side at the hint of rain then disappear again after rain. Nice and discreet. 

Occasional Contributor jasy
Occasional Contributor

I would invent an instantaneous teleportation device. No more traffic jam except at the teleportation booth. Doh!

Or a mass reduction device, check out Matt Damon's movie, Downsizing.

New Contributor Slarti
New Contributor

The magic alarm clock that will start the coffee and let the shower water run and get warm BEFORE I get in...

Contributor mrklun
Contributor

A clone of myself. One of me can go to work and the other can take a holiday.

Contributor SteveGee
Contributor

Some device that would automatically dispense your prescription meds each morning so you don't forget, order repeats, facilitate delivery and pay the account.

Occasional Contributor sarcasticgirl
Occasional Contributor

Hi Team

 

I would like to explore Quantum Physics and invent a time machine which can be used for time travelling.

New Contributor digi
New Contributor

A device that stores my life, access all the worlds information, watch TV, sport, movies and listen to music whenever and wherever I wanted.

Contributor cdand
Contributor

I'd invent a human teleportation device. Can't imagine how much time I spend in traffic every day.

 

New Contributor Xz
New Contributor

I'd invent a robot to invent stuff for me

New Contributor sidetwists
New Contributor

I would invent a mother-in-law interpreting / hearing aid, because what I say is never what she hears.

New Contributor F73tch
New Contributor

Ok Google, you would be a great starting point to automate my home! As soon as your my hub I can grow the automation.

Occasional Contributor droll
Occasional Contributor

We love technology!

We press, we message, we send

Sometimes we need an off...

The ANTI-TECH 15 minute GIZMO

We talk, we see, we touch

 

Occasional Contributor Sithlord
Occasional Contributor

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Occasional Contributor pauliking
Occasional Contributor
I would love a piece of tech that can translate what my wife REALLY means when she says "It's ok" or "Don't worry about it" and how I should respond.
New Contributor Optusisincompet
New Contributor

I’d invent a piece of tech that would enable streaming during peak without congestion.

Occasional Contributor JMZ10
Occasional Contributor

I would invent a gyro sphere you could live in, so when I'm right at home, I'm always traveling no matter what terrain or ocean.

Contributor jimbo5
Contributor

l would invent a peice of tech thats smart enough to come up with the correct words for the best answer to win this competition.

New Contributor hurlator
New Contributor

I would invent a device that entered competitions for me with winning comments. 👍

New Contributor Emccombie
New Contributor

@Emccombie

@Emilyhakanson

 

An automatic dirty nappy changer. No more slipping down pop valley during nappy changes for the squid! Fresh bums all day.

New Contributor Emilyhakanson
New Contributor

@Emccombie

 

A contraption that pats tiny baby bums endlessly so they’ll go to sleep. Save my arm muscles.

Occasional Contributor Matias
Occasional Contributor

A tele-transporter and a timeachine 🙂

Occasional Contributor Rockets
Occasional Contributor

A device that can come with witty 25 words or less comments so I might finally win one of these competitions....

Occasional Contributor Ante
Occasional Contributor

I would help you guys invent Visual Voicemail for iPhone 😉

It would make my life easier 

New Contributor KadeBass
New Contributor
I would invent a device that gets me ready in the morning so I don't have to
Frequent Visitor QueenBeeMJB
Frequent Visitor

If I could invent anything it would be a device that changes teenage grunts into meaningful conversation- I’d wear it like an earpiece

Frequent Contributor
Frequent Contributor

I'd invest a food replicator like in Star Trek to make the preparation of food easier when I get home from work late 

New Contributor luanneadrie
New Contributor

I would invent nano tech material. Which would then be made into clothing that changed according to your environment. 

Occasional Contributor Jules356
Occasional Contributor

Something to teleport me to and from work - no more peak hour traffic!  Although if I could patent that device, I wouldn't need to work Smiley Happy 

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New Contributor parism
New Contributor

I would invent a pet poo finder to track where my pet has poo’d so I can leave him out and about and not worry about having to follow him everywhere. Just pick up the poo using the finder. 😀

Occasional Contributor ErickP
Occasional Contributor

I would invent a phone with a battery that never dies.

Handy!

Occasional Contributor singingfrog
Occasional Contributor

I would invent a device that would write me a statement for competitions that state "25 words or less" because I hate them.

New Contributor SophL
New Contributor

I'd love a machine that made decisions for me (like what to order on a menu) I hate being plagued by indecision. 

Frequent Contributor
Frequent Contributor

How about a device that summarises conversations with your significant other and emails them to you giving you a list of activities etc to remember.

Occasional Contributor apjhunt
Occasional Contributor

Make iPhone voicemails more elegant to access/store/delete, through a visual interface. Oh wait, this exists - only Optus doesn’t provide it, for no reason.

Occasional Contributor TheRabbit
Occasional Contributor

Wearasble tech that would discreatly let me know if the person speaking to me was telling the truth.

 

New Contributor Smarv
New Contributor

* Fix the UX on this page/site first.

 

A device to transfer electricity wireless.  That would allow us to set up anything with the mess wiring.

New Contributor Frags
New Contributor

I’d invent a time machine, so I could go back and invent the google home and make loads of money from it. (My time machine remains a secret)