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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
Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

A device that stocktakes your pantry and fridge that you can access via app on phone. So I can do away with shopping lists.

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

A car that flies! Like the ones in Back To The Future. Avoid all traffic congestion. And the need for tyres! 🙂

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

I would love tech that washed and ironed my uniform then lay it out for me. 

New Contributor
New Contributor

I would love an internet enabled wardrobe! When I wake up I just want to say "hey Google, what am I wearing to work today?" and the Google Assistant responds with something like, "Good morning, today is Wednesday August 22nd and the weather in Melbourne is 15 degrees and raining. I've selected your charcoal suit with brown shoes and belt and your pink tie. Is that okay?" and the clothes selected will move to the front. When I respond with "Yes, thank you" the Google Assistant will reply, "You're welcome. Don't forget your umbrella". That'd be pretty awesome 😏

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

I would invent something to automatically do my work for me so I don't have to do it.  What can I say.  I am lazy.

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

I would invent a device which allows me to translate my dog's barks into english. 

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

I would invent something that would make a person wake and feel good , with the spray of a can 

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

I'd invent a machine that can make it rain whenever and wherever rain is needed. 

Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor
I'd invent a device to enter all competitions/surveys in my place so that I could spend more time Defeating bad guys
New Contributor
New Contributor

 

Can you wake me up tomorrow 4am, honey?   Please turn your alarm on.

What is the degrees on tomorrow morning?    I'm not too sure, i think is 11, 13  or 15 degrees

What the exchange rate 1 Aud to US dollar now? I guessed $0.76

What is the date today? 21 August... oh no no no..today is 22 August 2018.

What is the chinese zodiac this year?    Dog? Dragon? Wait me a sec, let me check....

 

If you asked the above questions to someone, most of them, they will provide you those unsure answer. If you asked google home. It will tell u the exact correct and the updated answer because this is technology and it is the powerful of the internet nowadays.

Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

I would have a transporter machine - Friday in the pub in England,  Saturday go to football and pub (again), then back home to Perth to sleep all day Sunday

New Contributor
New Contributor

I would invent a device that would give me sexy eye brows each morning 😲

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

A hat that reads your mind and makes actions possible. To help with getting a drink when I don't want to get off couch

New Contributor
New Contributor

I would invent a phone that you can call your loved ones that have passed.. 😞

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

As I am responsible for cooking dinner every night, I would invent a device to read my wifes mind. 
This would save me a lot of lectures. 

New Contributor
New Contributor

I’d invent a electric driverless car share scheme so no one has to own a car that sits at work all day. Shared costs and less resources being taken

Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor
I would invent a robotic tray table to bring drinks and food while lying in bed. It would support voice control and serve alcohol.
New Contributor
New Contributor

I’d make an AI/robot that was a clone of myself to deal with the kids, there’s only so much a sick mum can hear her name being yelled out. And if it can fool the kids I’d even send it to work for me. No more sick days! Winning!

New Contributor
New Contributor

i'd invent a pram that moves backwards and forwards to rock the baby to sleep

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

I work in IT, so I'd invent a device that would automatically turn things off and on again whenever someone thinks there's a fault.

New Contributor
New Contributor

I would invent a computer that never broke down!!

New Contributor
New Contributor

I would invent a device to change the language I speak so I could say something in English and the device would translate it into the language of the person hearing it.

New Contributor
New Contributor

A device in my pantry I could scan items when finished and it would make a shopping list of what I need!

Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

I'd reinvent smart tv and put all the the available and applicable technology into it

New Contributor
New Contributor
If I can invent a teleportation device I would. I am all about efficiency! Something that Google aids me with on a daily basis.
New Contributor
New Contributor

Bluetooth coffee machine, put mug and coffee pod in it the night before and have it activated via remote as you get up so you can stumble into the kitchen and your coffee is ready.

New Contributor
New Contributor

Need tech to replace our Federal politiians in this country where for once it wouldm't be about beating each other or stopping others from gaining power

New Contributor
New Contributor

Rhonda the robot, breakfast ready for the family, lunches packed as well, housework done while we are away, and dinner ready too.......

New Contributor
New Contributor

Jack my 6 year old says that he would create a robot with an AI that can do his homework, chores, and fix his laptop, make his bed and make his breakfast too.

New Contributor
New Contributor

I would make a device that stops pain and anything that can cause pain, I suffer pain daily and I'd love one day pain free

New Contributor
New Contributor

I'd need a junk mail app with a bit of AI to help get rid of real junk mail. 

New Contributor
New Contributor

 I would invent a device that would auto clean my home and do the washing and fold and put it away 

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

Hey Google. Call my boss and tell him I won't be in today. I have dengue fever. I'll be back in Monday.

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

I would probably try to invent a teleportation system.  I don't enjoy driving cars!

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

Something that would enable me to exercise/lose weight that I could use when doing other things and be inconspicuous. 

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

I'd invent a BS detector that verifies all statements made by the wearer and shocks them with 20,000 volts if it's BS.
My dad would be the ideal tester.

New Contributor
New Contributor

I’d invent an automatic witty response generator in order to win competitions such as this one.

Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

@SillyGogo ha ha,

That's really cool gadget. My wife invented one that you'd put your baby with a wet nappy in, and get a clean one.

Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

id like to invent something that helps us to know how to work all the new technology!!!! lol

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

My own intelligent bot to interact with your chat bots so I have more time to do other things.

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

I would like to invent a device to understand a female s way of thinking. Would be a very handy device!

New Contributor
New Contributor

I'd invent a device that allows my pooch to speak or translate his thoughts. Will pre order if someone else releases it first.

New Contributor
New Contributor

I would invent a machine to do all my house hold chores for me.

Crowd Champion
Crowd Champion

@AlbertYu You haven't find the right car...I enjoy driving car just not the traffic. Give me a good car, open road and a playlist of music .... ofcourse to share the journey with my love ones. 

Crowd Champion
Crowd Champion

@Didgeridea Hey how did you pass the Captcha test?

New Contributor
New Contributor

I think i would invent a automatic back scratcher and full body massage becuase after a hard day at work why not relax and treat yourself to something very special.

Crowd Champion
Crowd Champion

@Gnfan Lets not start a gender war...I am sure someone can invent a device with a switch to do translation for all 

New Contributor
New Contributor

A device to help me get to sleep!

New Contributor
New Contributor

I invent a device that would allow the google home to control the coffee machine and toaster so it is ready when I get out of bed

New Contributor
New Contributor

morning Hub’   Personal user settings.  Coffee turns on, Vibe music, reminders for the day, hooked to a pulley that reefs you out of bed, gently.

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

Having an idea of opening a portal and travelling to any place through the portal would be awesome to make it a reality.

Contributor
Contributor

I will invent a device that will fix 'My Account', as it has been broken over 20 days, and very inconvenient, while Optus IT team seems to have given up. 

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

Something to warn me when any of my tech was in danger. Too many airpods through the wash.

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

My tech invention would be one to stop me growing older, so I can see new inventions and use them.

New Contributor
New Contributor

I would create a device that could predict what the best device to invent would be

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

i would invent an app that allows me to type in what resources i have in my fridge/pantry and then give me a recipie that includes them all!

New Contributor
New Contributor

I’d invent an artifitial stomach that only absorbs required daily amount of nutrients and rejects all extras then I can eat as much as I want! 

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

A panic button in cars that activates the hazard lights whilst gently braking the car to a halt. Bonus points if it pulls over.

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

i am that far behind i don't know what a google home is

Contributor
Contributor

I’d build a PA device that analysed my weekly trends,

meetings, schedules, tasks etc and booked my week for

me,including telling me on a daily basis what was outstanding and needed urgent actioning. It would look like a Sony Discman though, but the size of a 50 cent coin.

 

Its magnetised so you’d need to attach it to the back of your phone for it to “activate”

 

if its it’s not attached, you’re on your own!

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

Iwould invent a machine that would get my kids ready for school quicker lol I can dream cant I ?? more like wishful thinking lol 

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New Contributor
New Contributor
Some tool to manage my email - using a little more intelligence to weed out spam, and retrieving messages from systems like this one.
New Contributor
New Contributor

A device that eradicates fat from yummy food without altering the taste haha!!

Visitor
Visitor
An automatic weight loss system. Why is it the "bad" food that tastes the best?!?! (Chocoholics anonymous here I come!)
Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor
A Doctor Patient interface. Both doctor and patient are connected so the Doctor can acurately diagnose the patients symptoms. Who'd want to be a doctor?
New Contributor
New Contributor

A front door camera to mobile phone to see who is arriving during the day

New Contributor
New Contributor

I’d invent a machine to tell me where to go even when driving  .... hang on ... that would be my wife ! 

Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Not sure what it is but I am sure one of my kids will explain it to me. Pretty sure it makes coffee yay.

New Contributor
New Contributor

I'd invent something to make things better.

New Contributor
New Contributor

I’d invent a means to clone myself via virtual reality or other means, to enable me to go to work whilst I really stay home and relax. 

New Contributor
New Contributor

I would invent a device that would force Politicians and Members of Parliament to say what they really think...

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

A device that helps Optus transition new customers over from Virgin without leaving them without phone service for a week or so would be awesome.

New Contributor
New Contributor

A "hologram creating machine" that would send a version of me to work while I'm tucked up in bed watching the Premier League Football #holomegram

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

I’d invent a robot to help get my son ready for school. It’s such a hassle some mornings. If it also did the complete laundry cycle I’d be extra happy too. Happy mum, happy child = happy life! Right?! 

New Contributor
New Contributor

I’d love a google home device. I’d invent the personal collection of data about myself, not in the hands of governments and corporations. 

Trusted Contributor
Trusted Contributor
Yeah, I was going to say a device that makes politicians do what the people actually wanted. But I'll settle for a solar panel device that makes carbohydrates and proteins. Elon Musk will need this for his Mars mission.
Trusted Contributor
Trusted Contributor
Also a robot that puts out fires would be good.
Contributor
Contributor

I would invent a series of (affordable) sensors to help control smart home devices (TV's, lights, heaters etc) with Google home integration support of course 😉  

New Contributor
New Contributor

I would invent a device would make certain people of the world stop takk8ng and really start listening in particular areas of conflict and war. 

New Contributor
New Contributor

I would invent a device that can translate all the made-up, commercialised, personal interest-driven media to real and more humane content.

New Contributor
New Contributor

Rap Translation Service - even when I can hear the words clearly, they don't mean what I expect. So many pirates, so much booty?

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

Maybe a device that reminds me of the jobs my wife wants me to do before she does

 

 

Alan

New Member
New Member

i'd like to invent a translating device which not just translates language but also language habbit. People will get hint on the joke, slang, gesture and so on from targeting language as face-in-face talk. Love to talk with people from different countries but can get the their point.

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

I would love to win a Google Home just to have another person to chat to in my home.  It gets lonely living alone but I would love to hear a different voice occasionally.    My home is a little too quiet somedays.  Smiley Very Happy

 

New Contributor
New Contributor

INSTANT TELEPORTATION like harry potter's apparate.

 

no travel times. no more waiting. no more travelling 5 hours to get to perisher. COME ON!

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

I would love nothing than to invent a way to solve those living in poverty and give them access to food, clean water and sanitation. The invention could then also be used in natural disaster areas.

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

As we live in the rural area, and this country is vast and remote with lots of black spot areas...... my son manages a vineyard and suffers from blackspot or signal loss whilst making calls from his mobile. I would design a device, similar to a dongle that one uses for internet, so as to a persons availability to full mobile phone coverage regardless of their location.

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

A device that would playback part of a song containing lyrics that match a keyword or phrase when it listens to a conversation.

New Contributor
New Contributor

A device that provides me with the left side peripheral vision that I lost when I had my massive Stroke 12 years ago. 

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

Stop emailing me !

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Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

I'd develop a fully biodegradable material made from renewable materials like plant matter that could replace plastic. Giving us compostable shopping bags etc

New Contributor
New Contributor
I'd invent a device that would allow all the people living life in peace. P.S.: You may say I'm a dreamer...... but I'm not the only one 🙂
New Contributor
New Contributor
A stand-alone intelligent personal assistant that connects to the world/web only when needed. Verbal communication between the PA and oneself should be sufficient but mind to mind would be amazing or most probably dangerous.
Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

id invent a clean energy alternative that will make paying the electricity bill obsolete and one less thing to stress over

New Contributor
New Contributor

I'll invent something like an AI chip that can be implanted and makes you remember everything. This will help me in my life.

 

(Let me win that google home! Haha!)

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

To invent a machine that looks like a hair blower but which will enable immediate teleportation : I need to get rid of my wife

New Contributor
New Contributor

I would invent a device that would teach seniors how to use the internet

New Contributor
New Contributor

A lap warmer for cold movie watching nights, fragile, with a lot of parts. If anyone asks me for something, I can’t get up. Sorry.

New Contributor
New Contributor

A computer keyboard with a special FIX button that will solve all Windows issues! Then send it to all my non-tech savvy customers. Imagine the number of hours I can save from explaining how to use the most basic Windows functions.