MulTicket Is Isaac Asimov's Idea
MulTicket is a nifty product concept by designer Bence Bogar. The idea is that the ticket itself could give directions - providing information with LEDs built into the ticket itself.
(MulTicket design concept by Bence Bogar)
It's a great idea - but Isaac Asimov had it a bit earlier.
In his 1951 novel Foundation, visitors to Trantor, a planet covered entirely with government bureaucracy, need to know where to go in the vast transportation stations.
"Where do I go?"
"Follow the light. The ticket will keep glowing as long as you're pointed in the right direction."
(Read more about directional ticket)
I'll grant you that Bence Bogar has more ideas for the MulTicket. The ticket could also pay other charges, locate friends (possibly point the way to friends) and perhaps obtain other information via WiFi or RFID.
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