The other day, I was speaking to an revolutionary entrepreneur which had licensed some of that new technology which enables for short video sequences in actual paper magazines. If you haven't seen them, they are quite unique and cool. It's as if the paper comes alive and it plays a fast ten second video. If you haven't noticed this, why not go onto YouTube and look up this new technology to see a demonstration of how it all functions. Now then, it appears to me that this technologies might be very good for interactive postcards.
Yes, the postcards would cost much more when they had been sold, maybe $.50 more, but they would tell a unique story. Especially if they were customized, for instance, if you had been on holiday you could take a quick video from your iPhone of you walking across a specific 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 kind business, perhaps a franchise, or maybe something sold to particular retailers in tourist locations.
Another thought along this line came to my thoughts while I was brainstorming on this topic would be to send a postcard, a regular 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 website which would have a quick video of you at that location which represented the postcard. This could be carried out a quantity of ways, and you as the tourist could take the image on your intelligent phone, download it to the web site, and push the postcard through to print that barcode onto the back.
Following all, a postcard is a fantastic way to say that you've been somewhere, but if your family members and friends can really see you there enjoying yourselves, then that postcard comes to life, that would make it 10 times much better. This is why I say we need a future interactive postcard technique, and we require an app for that for all of us higher-tech wizards who want to show the world that we have been there, and carried out that. If you'd like to talk about this with our think tank at a a lot greater level, I do hope you will please send me an e-mail.
Yes, this technologies needs some much more mental horsepower to define and refine the concept, but I'm certain if we build it, individuals will purchase it, and the new age of interactive postcards will be ushered in with fantastic delight from travelers each near and far. Please consider all this and think on it.