To be inventions by Immanuel Tahsin:

  • Digital smart clock
  • Digital Globe (Earth, Map, Planets) (14th century world map, 18th century world map, world encyclopedia) (Apps: recommendation, travel)
  • Digital aquarium
  • Digital Calendar
  • Digital musical instruments (Multiple instruments, control with keyboard)
  • Digital educational tools
    • Digital biology tab (species identification)
  • E-reader (Dual screen, Swapping pages)
  • Digital mirror (makeup helper, Cloth fitting)
  • Streaming radio
  • Handheld air conditioner
  • Smart remote for smart home
  • Touchscreen graphing calculator (multiline display, programming/coding, numerical computing, symbolic computing, imaging – cam, student exam version, augmented keyboard)
  • Smart shoe (steps, distance, calorie, auto-tightening)
  • General knowledge gadget (image, video)
  • Smart light (multi-color, dimmer)
  • Wireless storage / flash drive
  • Virtual reality camera
  • Digital photo and video album (dual screen, writing option, photo/video organizing, vr photo/video viewing, built-in photo editing app, video editing app, photo/video album uphold/download from web, password protected albums, social commenting, tagging)
  • Digital interactive board for design/company decision making
  • Universal translator gadget (built-in micro phone – speech recognition, cam for scanning – OCR, translating)
  • Digital notebook / digital pen (productivity apps, painting apps, search, automatic indexing)

"Things That Think" From Prof. Neil Gershenfeld

Neil Gershenfeld [1], an MIT Professor, published a book “When Things Start to Think” [2] back in 1999. 

Here are some of his “things that think”:

  • Books that can change into other books 
  • Musical instruments that help beginners engage and virtuosi do more 
  • Shoes that communicate through body networks 
  • Printers that output working things instead of static objects 
  • Money that contains behavior as well as value 

A Note On “Revolutionary”, as opposed to “Evolutionary”, Innovations

For truly original innovations (new paths, etc.) you have to combine two or more separate fields. (If the invention or idea was already somewhere else in your chosen field, then it’s not considered “revolutionary”; rather just “evolutionary”.) That amounts to saying that for truly creative innovations, you have to master (or at least have an overview of) more than one field. 

  • Neil Gershenfeld combining Physics and Computer Science 
  • Ed Boyden [3] applying Physics and EE to Neuroscience (his work on Optogenetics [4]) 

stand out.

Among research institutes, MIT Media Lab [5] provides the kind of environment where faculties and students across different disciplines work together and share the same space which leads to more cross-pollination of ideas. It’s no surprise that both Prof. Neil and Ed work at the Media Lab!