Jeff Rogers, SVM editor
This invention would not save any lives, and it wouldn't necessarily make anyone's life better in the long term.
So, you go to Universal Studios in Florida and enter a room or facility that puts you in the scene of a movie. The idea is to make you feel as much a part of that movie scene as possible. It's fun.
For years, I've carried around this idea of creating a rock and roll theme park. It wouldn't have any roller coasters or water rides. It would have a bunch of mini concert halls.
Throughout the rock and roll theme park, utilizing hologram technology, you would be in rooms that put you in Shea Stadium in 1965 to watch The Beatles play live, at Max Yasgur's farm to see iconic performances at Woodstock in 1969; in an early 1980s rock arena to see Pink Floyd during its tour in support of "The Wall," or to see Queen with Freddie Mercury; at a Kiss show with the explosions, fire breathing and blood spitting in its prime.
Basically, you would get the experience of being there to see rock stars in their prime, at their best, playing their iconic shows. The rock and roll theme park could even have festivals, with daylong lineups of classic rock and pop stars. (I'm not a country music fan, but there could be a country music theme park in, say, Nashville.)
I'm a newspaper editor. I don't have the time, the money or the technical expertise to even begin to follow through on this vision I've had for many years. So, here I am today, sharing this idea with the world so someone with the means can make millions building a rock and roll theme park.
I bet I'd find myself there often.