Salty Diamond Rocket

3 months back, I was pitching my then startup, Salty Diamond Rocket. It’s so controversial that a lot of people think I’m out of my mind. It might sound stupid at first, but it’s not. Let me tell you more.

Working with a lot of teams across the globe, we came to acknowledge the huge problem of poverty and inequality.  A lot of countries are still being underdeveloped while a lot more are becoming super rich countries. That’s just not fair and we wanna solve that.

Solution: Salty Diamond Rocket – A rocket that can solve all the poverty and inequality problems within a couple days, all around the world.

How it works.

It’s really simple. It’s the rocket that was filled with diamond. Once we launch it, the rocket will explode after reaching the altitude of 10,000 feet and here it comes the best part, all the diamond will find its way to land at a preselected location. The local people will pick it up and use it to buy stuff.

Let’s say, using our emotion recognition technology, if the system finds a woman dying of hunger, a moment later, a diamond will be dropped right at her doorstep, problem solved. We use AI to locate, track and analyze the wealth level of the local people to make sure that we distribute the diamond to the right people, at the right time. That’s a lot of work.

How can we make money? Great question. We monetize it by selling ads to the big brands. We charge them $10,000 to put their brand name and logo on each diamond. Let’s imagine this. After the rocket exploded up in the sky, all the diamond will be distributed to the poor. So, what do they do after they pick up the diamond? First, a couple moments of happiness, craziness and then they will go buy stuff. But what to buy now? Let’s go find the brand that was tagged on the diamond. Easy, right?

People still ask, but it’s still a diamond, how can we compensate the cost?

Here is something that we are really excited to talk about. Our cutting-edge technology allows us to produce diamond out of seawater. Yup, you heard it right, it’s sea water. That’s why it has “salty” in its name. First, we detach salt from the sea water so we have salt and drinking water. Then we use salt to produce diamond while we can have another business of selling bottled water. Using this technology, we are not only cutting the huge cost of producing diamond but also helping to solve the problem of water scarcity and sea level increasing. Those are the biggest problems in the world right now.

Competitor: We are having the advantage of being the first mover in the world. No one else is doing the same thing. By the time I was presenting, we just finished the deal with NASA and SpaceX to launch our first rocket in Mozambique, one of the poorest countries in the world. By doing this, we disrupted the whole philanthropy world. Potentially, a lot of NGOs like UNICEF will be out of business, Bill Gates is gonna hate us for stealing his philanthropy jobs…

Yeah, that was me three months ago. As you can see, that’s was me holding the business plan and on the left side of me, there’s a logo on the whiteboard that was poorly drawn by my cofounder @Stacey. Until now, I don’t even understand what the hell I was talking about back then. But the fact is, the judges blamed me on pushing the inflation level and making people lazier, and therefore they only gave me the second place prize for that shit.

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