16 comments

  • Raphael LoderRaphael Loder, 7 years ago

    Honestly half of this list is really terrible and not even worth mentioning as "First World Problems".

    "15. Call the police or the fire department or paramedics using an app."

    Q.E.D. - I hope this is meant as a satirical joke on our Silicon Valley society.

    10 points
    • Pierre de MillyPierre de Milly, 7 years ago

      My thoughts exactly. Most of these are minor incremental innovations for top 1% life-styles.

      3 points
    • Will Hitchcock, 7 years ago

      This actually is doable. See https://getbluelight.com/

      This app is actually solving a real problem too:

      When calling 911 from a cell phone, it takes up to 6 minutes for responders to receive your location within 900 feet.

      Sometimes people don't know where they are or cannot communicate it to emergency responders. This app sends that important information instantly and accurately. It could save lives!

      1 point
  • rohan singh, 7 years ago

    The way I see it, it's a springboard for business ideas. A surprisingly good list I say.

    7 points
  • Crampa ...Crampa ..., 7 years ago

    How is this related to anything?

    7 points
  • Jody HeavenerJody Heavener, 7 years ago

    With regard to what Rohan said, I almost feel like we should all list things we can't do currently, but want to be able to do. Good way to get new ideas flowing (and inspire people to build them).

    4 points
  • Constantine KiriazeConstantine Kiriaze, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    For number 2: Have you check out: http://www.bluhomes.com/

    3 points
  • Marco SampellegriniMarco Sampellegrini, 7 years ago

    Cool list man, thanks for sharing.

    2 points
  • Karl SanderKarl Sander, 7 years ago

    So hard to tell if this is parody or not.

    Reading the comments:

    Fred Krueger Derek -- the team would agree to get chipped. This is standard practice. They would enjoy it, just like my dog

    OK parody i guess

    1 point
  • Matt SistoMatt Sisto, 7 years ago

    Workin' on #5 for ya...

    0 points
  • Michael SenaMichael Sena, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    The uber for dry leaning one exists too Washio

    Autocorrect typo on my last post...

    0 points
  • Michael SenaMichael Sena, 7 years ago

    The uber for drug leaning one exists too Washio

    0 points
  • Joel CalifaJoel Califa, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    Get a discount from the federal government for being healthy. Fat people should pay more taxes because they cost society more. This means some approved weigh in and testing centers

    Poor guy.

    0 points
  • Ivan VásquezIvan Vásquez, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    Well... allow me to retort –with a bit of snark– to some of them:

    • "Call the police or the fire department or paramedics using an app": There's this one app called "phone", installed on most... er... phones... you just press "9", "1", "1" and "Dial". Magic.

    • Get a blood test myself: Depending on what you need specifically, you can; glucose meters test your blood instantly.

    • Build a house using small parts like legos: Well, there are these things called 'bricks'...

    • Build a website in 5 minutes: looots of options here. Squarespace pops to mind.

    • Find my dog using GPS: There are tons of these. Here's one.

    • Share my health and fitness data: Healthkit, anyone?

    • Dry cleaning delivered to my house: There's washio, among others.

    • An all-in-one car app: Some manufacturers have this kind of thing... like OnStar Remotelink, for instance.

    • Send $10,000 to France, withdraw it by ATM: PayPal + Payoneer.

    • Get a divorce online: there's stuff like this. However, I think getting everyone to agree is the hard part –and I don't see technology helping much there.

    • "Be able to take a course online and get graded -- and get a diploma that means something": Now you're just insulting all University of Phoenix graduates.

    • "Fat people should pay more taxes": There's more –a lot more, actually– fat & poor people than fat & rich people.

    TL;DR most of these can be done. If only there was an app where you can Google all this... ;)

    0 points
  • Andy MerskinAndy Merskin, 7 years ago

    26: Skillshare

    0 points