Congratulations to the winners!
Although there were many great entries, we have selected three blog entries that demonstrated the most intelligence, creativity, and community participation. We want to thank all bloggers who submitted entries - we enjoyed reading them all!
1st Place: Massively Decentralized Super Computing View entry »
Overall we thought this entry was the most well written, and most like what we were looking for. Decentralized computing is great in theory, but there are many issues that arise in practice. Here are some questions to consider:
1) Overhead costs - Does the benefit from increased computational capacity outweigh the overhead costs it takes to manage multiple devices?
2) Bottleneck issues - We leverage the resources of multiple devices to increase computational speed. But this also means we're communicating data wirelessly between these devices. Can wireless transfer speeds be a bigger bottleneck than processing speed?
3) Privacy and security - Using other people's processors means storing information on their machine. This may not be okay with most companies or government agencies, even if the data were encrypted.
2nd Place: Edible Food Packaging View entry »
Using biodegradable packaging is always a beautiful thing! Sunchips is a great example of a product that uses compostable, plant-based bags. Edible packaging with different flavors just makes it more interesting. Here are some questions to consider:
1) Would you really want to eat the tertiary packaging (outside layer)?
2) How about wrapping liquid goods? How long would the packaging last?
3) Shelf life - Supplies drop shipped to third world countries may need to be stored for a long time. If the food packaging only lasts for a couple of weeks, is this really the ideal material to use?
3rd Place: Watchspot View entry »
We think it's great that Watchspot is dedicated to raising our health consciousness! Having detailed information about our caloric intake and expenditure, and how many miles it will take for us to burn off X calories, will definitely help people stay in shape. Here are some questions to consider:
1) How exactly is the wristwatch supposed to take a video of yourself, if it's on your wrist? How about in the dark?
2) How does Watchspot monitor caloric intake and other bodily functions? Does it require any surgical implants?
3) Privacy issues - Are most people willing to have their GPS location and health condition automatically collected and stored online?
We want to thank everyone again for participating! Winners, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to retrieve your iPads. In the meantime, keep blogging and coming up with great ideas!
The Clockspot Team
Read about our team »
Top 3 bloggers each win a new Apple iPad!
How to participate:
- Register your blog, so we know you're participating.
Write a blog entry about our topic, and post it on your blog. The topic is:
If you were responsible for producing the next revolutionary technology, what would it be?
How would you use Clockspot to help your endeavor?
- Post a link to your blog entry in our comments section at the bottom of this page. All entries are due April 30, 2010.
All entries must include:
- A minimum of 300 words.
- A link labeled "online timesheet" or "online time clock" (choose one), pointing to http://www.clockspot.com.
Examples: online timesheet, online time clock
- Creativity - Your revolutionary technology doesn't necessarily have to be within the bounds of known physics ;)
- Entertainment - Make your blog entry interesting, humorous, or informative!
- Intelligence - Are your explanations believable? Poetic? Does it solve a human problem?
- Shout-out to Clockspot - Make sure to visit our home page, and try our demo to learn more about what we do.
- Bonus! - You will get extra points for having the most page views, comments, and links to your blog entry. You may also include pictures, diagrams, videos, etc. to help describe your revolutionary technology.
You can visit our contact us page, or email us at
You can also tell a friend by sharing this page:
What if I want a different kind of iPad?
We can also offer you the cash equivalent of your iPad, so you can just purchase whichever model you want.
When do you announce winners?
Submission deadline is April 30, 2010. We will announce winners May 15, 2010. Your iPad will ship as soon as we can order them from Apple. Visit Apple.com for more information about the iPad.
Do I have to pay for shipping?
Clockspot will include all shipping costs for deliveries in the U.S. If you want your iPad shipped internationally, you must cover this cost yourself.