Here at Temerity Magazine, I feel it is our job to think outside the box, challenge and inspire our fellow relic and treasure hunters, manufacturers, entrepreneurs and inventors to push the limits of innovation and provide new and exciting products to improve our TOT (Time over Target) and help us recover and tell the relic or treasure’s story faster, more efficiently and do it all with our Temerity.
So this post is attempting to start a conversation with our readers on what they want out of “Our Metal Detector of the future”
The history of Metal Detectors has been plagued with heavy technology. Just pick up an old Whites or try swinging my Garrett GTI for an hour. Weight is one of the considerations few worry about in purchasing a new detector but it is the first complaint you will run across out on the hunt if your detector is too damn heavy for even the best Popeye armed hunter out there. Especially as we age or encourage our spouses to join us on the hunt, the weight of your machine is going to be the difference between enjoying the hunt together or forever hunting alone.
“Our Metal Detector of the Future” will only weight as much as a modern android phone.
Affordability or Price-
Since we want everyone to join us in hunting relic and treasure, let’s think numbers and bring the cost down from what a new state of the art metal detector costs today to that of the cost of a android phone app, $0.99. Maybe even FREE! I know you and I love FREE, so let’s shoot for Free and Free upgrades and downloads as they become available.
Connectivity to Share your latest Find, Document it and have it available for all to see and learn from-
With the Free “Our Metal Detector of the Future” app you download for free it instantly connects you to a website and data base that you can photograph, document, through camera, video and writing or typing about your find along with tags, depths, dimensions, orientation, and why not a soil sample analysis, temperature and gps coordinates of the find. Any information that maybe important and useful to a researcher, author, historian, genealogist, to use in their research into the future. Archaeologists are excluded on purpose since their field of study is redundant now and they are now flipping hamburgers and not sucking on the government teet no longer.
Since your android phone has now become “Our Metal Detector of the Future” there is no coil to swing, no more heavy as hell battery pack to off balance the swinging coil. It is all contained within your smart phone. You simply hold the phone out in front of you or switch it to swing mode if you can’t give up the habit.
The design is totally customizable for your mode of relic and treasure hunting. If your a picker there is an Antiques Road Show skin you can put on your app and it connects you to eBay for instant current prices of similar objects selling this last week. If it is an original piece it connects you to a panel of peers on the app site that can give you an estimated value in minutes to help you decide if you want to pull the trigger and purchase it or not.
The design for the coin shooter connects you to numismatic experts that can help you grade your coin after you retrieve it from the tot lot and list it almost automatically on eBay so collectors can fight to own it before you even leave the tot lot park.
The relic hunter design connects you to appraisers and your peer experts locally who are dedicated to documenting local history. Beware though of the factions that unite to discredit and attempt to erase history. For that there is a special BS software that will quickly override any agenda being forced on your relic.
Depending on the model of your phone, the technology is endless. Quickly switch from dowsing rods to electric pulse technology, Ground Penetrating Radar or LIDAR. Use them all together and get real time images of any layer of the subsoil you think your relic or treasure can be found in 3D and color.
You can also order pizza or Chinese to any hunt site so there is no need to pack a lunch or stock beverages of your choice for that victorious discovery celebration.
Instant access to a Major Network to share your find of the day or find of a lifetime-
Skype allows you instant access to the Temerity Magazine relic and treasure network news so that you can be interviewed with your find of the day or lifetime in real time right from the field right after you have found your find.
LiveStream Your Hunt-
Bring everyone that can’t physically join you on the hunt or stuck in their 9-5 jobs along with you on the hunt as you LiveStream the entire hunt on the Temerity-YouTube-G+ channel. This allows anyone to join any hunt and hunter getting grizzly right in their Grizzly Backyard all over the globe.
I am sure you have your own vision of what “Our Metal Detector of the Future” will look like and what features it should have. Share them below in the comments or on your own site. Please link back to this post so our readers can enjoy the Temerity to dream up the Metal Detector of the Future with us!