Garbage In

Steve Jobs was right–it isn’t the consumer’s job to know what he wants.  For instance, if you’d have asked me yesterday what product I would most like to see I definitely wouldn’t have said a smart trash can.  But now my eyes have been opened and I have seen the future.  (Good news for all of you post-apocalyptic fans–it is not a Wasteland.)

Smart Trash Can

A Japanese inventor has created a trash can that, like an outfielder, moves to catch the stuff you throw towards it.  Since I prefer distance shots and my three-point range is only about 25%, this could save me quite a bit of stooping, not to mention the embarrassing exposure of my lack of athletic prowess.  Using a Wii technology, this can will glide to the right spot, making me look like Chauncy Billups raining treys.

Garbage in.  No garbage out.  Check out this awesome video.

Does this mean a new version of Paper Toss is coming?

About Bill Aho

Bill Aho is a partner with The SagePoint Group, hands-on consultants that develop innovative products, services and marketing concepts. Bill has worked in marketing, strategic planning, general management and innovation in Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Darden Restaurants and ClearPlay. He has appeared and been quoted in multiple TV, magazines and newspapers, including Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, MSNBC, BBC, PBS and others.
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