I will not be writing a full article for today’s Blind Confidential as, by the time you read this, I will be out on the water competing in the annual Osprey Bay, Merrill “Canoeman” Chandler Memorial No Motor Fishing Tournament. Hopefully, I’ll bring in the biggest slam (the combined length of my biggest spotted sea trout, snook and redfish) and come home with the top prize, get my picture in the local papers, raise awareness of PPO and having bragging rights among my buddies for the next year. Likely, as we got hit by a cold front yesterday, the fish will not be too interested in eating soft plastic lures and we’ll spend our day in the canoe cold, wet and hopeful that the next hole we hit will have them stacked up in it. For no reason apparent to me, the Osprey tournament always seems to fall on a cold windy day.
I have a request for my readers. In my professional life, I’m working on a description of the ideal smart house in which a blind person might live. My outline includes a general category and then a room by room (kitchen, bedroom, living room, etc.) description of the house. I would appreciate it if any of you out in the Blind Confidential world could send me your fantasy ideas for automating a home to make it the ideal place for one of us blinks to live. Do not reserve your ideas to current inventions, current standards or current ideas but, rather, send in the ideas you find to be the coolest you can imagine.
Please do not, however, include sexbots and other hard core fantasy technologies that would not fit into an academic project. Save those ideas for when I start a technology company and I’ll share the profits with you.