Commit to buy & crowdfunding

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Imagine you want something that doesn't exist. What do you do? It should be possible to commit to buy something at a price. Market research and product development is expensive, you need a guarantee you buy something at a price, buying signals are currently invisible.

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If you want something that doesn't exist, what do you do?

Can you afford to create it yourself?

You don't have a lot of flexibility if you want something that doesn't exist. You could try to talk to potential manufacturers or existing product companies or software companies to ask if they're interested in creating something to your requirements.

But you have to pay a lot of money to get this to come into fruition.

I propose a platform where you say what you want and how much you're willing to pay for it and it can be crowdfunded with others who want the same.

This should work like escrow. If someone does create the thing and it meets the requirements you purchase it



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你想的一樣。是的,事實上,mfg.com 的工作方式有點像——把它想象成供應商的“UpWork”——你上傳你的零件設計,它會自動列出所有的零件您的硬件組件供供應商競標,用於製造它們。現在,當然,你必須有你想要的規範。 “規範”實際上是您的產品的一組“目標條件”或“目標條件”(在硬件中,有點像測試驅動軟件開發中的測試),指定您的願望。然後,您只需付款,他們就會將這些零件交付給您。

我想我有類似的想法,當我想——嘿,我應該能夠讓搜索引擎生成我搜索的東西,如果它們還不存在的話。

// 我建議一個平臺,你可以在其中說出你想要什麼以及願意爲此支付多少費用,並且可以與其他想要相同的人進行衆籌。

像 mfg.com 與“Groupon”的結合?

You think alike. Yes, in fact, mfg.com works a bit like that -- think of it like "UpWork" for suppliers -- you upload your part designs, and it automatically lists all the parts of your hardware assembly for suppliers to bid, for manufacturing them. Now, sure, you have to have your specification of what you want. A "specification" is actually a set of "target conditions" or "goal conditions" for your products (in hardware, a bit like tests in test-driven software development), specifying your desire. Then, you just pay and they deliver those parts to you.

I think I had a similar thought, when I thought -- hey, I should be able to get a search engine generate things I search for, if they don't yet exist.

// I propose a platform where you say what you want and how much you're willing to pay for it and it can be crowdfunded with others who want the same.

Like mfg.com combined with "Groupon"?


是的,就像 Groupon 和 mfg.com。

承諾購買價值數十億美元 - 就像 Kickstarter 反向但有託管。我在我的想法列表中反向發佈了 Kickstarter。

您可以監控不會在在線搜索引擎上顯示很多結果的搜索詞來創造大量資金。如果這些數據不公開,那將非常有價值。

Yes exactly like Groupon with mfg.com.

Commit to buy is worth billions - it's like Kickstarter in reverse but with escrow. I posted Kickstarter in reverse on my ideas list.

You could monitor search terms that don't reveal many results on online search engines to create lots of money. If that data was not public that would be really valuable.


// 是的,就像 Groupon 和 mfg.com。

這個想法真的很有道理。 [ ] 而且,結合開源硬件,我們可以讓硬件接近軟件,在人們參與設計它的能力方面——最好的設計有很多“Groupon”參與者——所以,他們得到大量訂購.

// Yes exactly like Groupon with mfg.com.

This idea really makes sense. [+] And, combining with open source hardware, we could probably have hardware approach the software, in the degree of people's ability to get involved into designing it -- best designs get many "Groupon" participants -- so, they get mass-ordered.


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