Frighteningly Ambitious Ideas

April 22, 2012 in Daily Bulletin

Paul Graham recently discussed some of the most frighteningly ambitious start-up ideas he’s encountered. They include:

  • A new search engine. Google has become cluttered, confusing, and no longer returns useful results all the time. Individuals are trying to take on the search behemoth by creating a new search engine.
  • A replacement for email. Google is once again part of the problem. Gmail has become slow and clunky. Moreover email has now become a list of things that you need to do or require your attention. A new email protocol would take into account this aspect of email and give you more control.
  • The next Steve Jobs. High level executives and informed insiders are pessimistic about the future of Apple after Steve Jobs. A new tech company could sweep the markets.

To read other ideas including a replacement for universities, cable television, and what the example of Bill Clinton tells us, click here.

Source: Paul Graham

Via: Marginal Revolution