Tag: entertainment

OEM in-flight entertainment systems


I still don’t understand why in-flight entertainment systems are still so very rubbish. They look like they’ve made in the nineties. The touchscreen doesn’t work nearly as tactile as we are used to nowadays, the games copyright ranged from 2002-2009, so why bother? And for a media server… well, that does it pretty well but the whole system as such is pretty slow.

So what do I expect? That it works like our phones, tablets and computers. That we have a media entertainment center at our fingertips that we can also use to research we’re going to. Multitasking, switching between the different things I want to do: Music, movies, TV, learning opportunities, tourism guides and planners, some games for the kids. I’m not even talking full internet connection. Yet. 🙂 It should be possible to link the devices with your smartphone or tablet so the information is not lost.

How hard can it be to put in a decent tablet in any airplane chair (so I can take it on my lap), have a server streaming and update all apps in one push when in airports? It’s been on my reserve list for my One Idea Per Day project, but it’s so very necessary so here it is.

Create a small OEM ecosystem for in-flight systems that can be reused in cars and busses.


Skyscraper farm floors. #oipd

skyscraper farm floors and food.I read in the newspaper that Philips creates light bulbs that are as good and even better than regular sun light. In that perspective, I believe every city skyscraper should have a farm floor that makes the building self-sustainable in food.

I would go even further. In Hong Kong, you could find a nice club on floor 13, a restaurant on floor 34 and floor 6 even had an indoor soccer field. Per ten floors, at least one floor should have another function than living or working. 

I’m not saying it goes that far that it will solve hunger problem but at least, when people prove to be self-sustainable (give them a fish line, not a fish…), it’s empowers them to be more socially engaged.