A public exit door that opens only when you beat an opponent in a multiplayer game
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Darko SavicOct 03, 2021
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A shopping center door with two lanes that opens only for the winning side. You have to play a video game against the other side to release the people on yours.
A conversation opener and a quick opportunity for socializing among strangers (beneficial for the community).
A fun attraction worthy of telling your friends about (marketing for the shopping center).
A magnet for kids.
An opportunity for a quick serotonin boost when the winning side champions the "release of their people".
How it works
A typical shopping center has several exits on every floor. The idea is to create a 2-way corridor in front of one of the exits. The corridors should be long enough to make it annoying for people to walk back and switch lanes.
On the door, there are signs pointing at the game console. The only way to open the door or your side of the corridor is to win a round of mortal combat type of game against a random player on the other side. Whichever side wins opens the door on their side of the corridor so that people can go out.
People who are in a hurry can:
a) chose one of the other exists throughout the shopping center
b) quickly walk back to the winning side of the corridor and catch the door before it closes fo the next round
Perhaps another way to approach such an idea would be to have people complete a challenge to open a door, instead of facing each other.
Having people face computers, rather than other people removes some of the competitive edge that might be detrimental to one of the main objectives of the idea, i.e a quick way to get a serotonin boost by winning. If you are on the losing side of the fence you might mock or scold your "champion" for not winning, whereas if he/she is facing a computer everyone is supporting one person.
Adding the VR kinetic games instead of arcade games could lead to a more entertaining show for those not playing, with the added benefit of getting your blood flowing by moving around. Playstation, Xbox and Nintendo all have products that would be able to do this.
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Throwing a dart at the bullseye to open the door
Darko SavicOct 03, 2021
People could take turns throwing a dart at the bullseye to open the door