The other day, I was speaking to an revolutionary entrepreneur which had licensed some of that new technology which allows for brief video sequences in actual paper magazines. If you haven't noticed them, they are fairly unique and cool. It's as if the paper comes alive and it plays a fast ten second video. If you haven't seen this, why not go onto YouTube and appear up this new technologies to see a demonstration of how it all works. Now then, it appears to me that this technology may be extremely great for interactive postcards.
Yes, the postcards would price more when they were sold, perhaps $.50 much more, but they would tell a unique story. Particularly if they had been customized, for instance, if you were on holiday you could take a quick video from your iPhone of you walking across a particular landmark, and then download that file into a postcard printing machine which would print it on the spot. This could be a entire new kiosk type business, maybe a franchise, or perhaps some thing sold to particular retailers in tourist locations.
Another believed along this line came to my mind while I was brainstorming on this subject would be to send a postcard, a normal postcard which had an iPhone barcode which would allow your relatives that you sent a postcard to, to click on that and go to a web site which would have a fast video of you at that place which represented the postcard. This could be done a number of methods, and you as the tourist could take the picture on your intelligent telephone, download it to the web site, and push the postcard via to print that barcode onto the back.
Following all, a postcard is a fantastic way to say that you've been someplace, but if your family members members and buddies can actually see you there enjoying yourselves, then that postcard comes to life, that would make it 10 occasions much better. This is why I say we require a future interactive postcard strategy, and we require an app for that for all of us high-tech wizards who want to show the world that we have been there, and done that. If you'd like to discuss this with our believe tank at a a lot higher level, I do hope you will please send me an e-mail.
Yes, this technology needs some much more mental horsepower to define and refine the idea, but I'm certain if we develop it, individuals will buy it, and the new age of interactive postcards will be ushered in with fantastic delight from travelers each near and far. Please think about all this and believe on it.