The other night I had all those great ideas that I lost (I was able to recover a couple of them, but of course in the daylight they don’t seem so great.) But the other morning, just before I woke up, I had a dream of a product I think is genius!
There’s a technology out there called “electronic paper” or “e-paper”. I have no idea how it works, but it’s basically a thin, flexible computer display. I think Macy’s or some other department store used it recently for in-store ads.
In my dream, I was seated at a restaurant. The server handed me a menu, and when I opened it there were little e-paper screens next to the listed specials. I was able to activate these screens and a video of the chef began, explaining the menu item, ingredients, etc.
Is that a cool idea? I would love to see something like that, I think it’s a great use of the technology.
A little snooping around shows that the necessary product is already in the works, projected to be ready around 2015.
When you go out for dinner in 2015 and see chef videos in your menu, remember you heard it here first!