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A video repository/app where parents record themselves delivering important life lessons for their kids to re-watch

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Darko Savic
Darko Savic Nov 30, 2021
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An app where parents record mini video lectures for their kids. Share important life lessons whenever you feel inspired. The videos remain in the cloud where your kids can access them forever.
No matter how well you convey certain knowledge, children need to hear it repeatedly before they truly understand it.
  • There are times when you have important knowledge to transfer, but the child is not ready to listen.
  • There are times when you think you had a good talk, but the child just waited patiently for it to end so that they could return to what they were doing.
  • There are times when you feel inspired to transfer important knowledge and your thoughts are flowing, but the child is at school.
  • Some knowledge has to be reiterated to a child many times before it can fully sink in.
  • Revisit your parents' wisdom as an adult and even after they are gone.
How it works
Parents have an app through which they can record videos whenever they feel inspired. They can do some basic editing, set the title, tags, description. This would come handy years later when specific lectures need to be found.
Kids can access the videos via either the viewing app or a web link. The link can be password protected or open to anyone that knows it.
Parents can set a schedule for when specific videos should be re-watched by any of their kids. The child gets a notification along the lines of "Your mom/dad is inviting you to see this video that was made for you".
Payment for storage
People only pay for the cloud storage. They can prepay for years in advance, similarly to how web domains are prepaid in advance. Everyone with access to the files gets several notifications letting them know the videos will be deleted if the storage does not get extended. Anyone with access to the videos can pay/extend the storage.
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People record talks about those parts of their personality/life that were not understood by their loved ones

Povilas S
Povilas S Dec 01, 2021
Apart from delivering life lessons to kids, such recordings dedicated to relatives/friends could be used for a number of other reasons. Like recording important things you always wanted to say to those close to you, before you die.
Another aspect for which they could come in handy is recorded monologues about topics where you felt misunderstood by others. When it comes to relationships and communication with people, very often you get this feeling that there's one or a few parts of your personality that others don't quite get. Talking doesn't help, cause you feel that they don't get it anyway - your opinions, worldviews, personalities differ too greatly in that regard.
Similarly as with life lessons for kids, recording explanations about things/perspectives that are important to you and that make a big part of your identity, but are not understood or appreciated by others would bring a possibility that they will be understood/appreciated in the future, if not while you're alive, then likely after you die. It's often the case that you start understanding something a person was often saying to you and relate to that only after they are gone. Such recordings would let you listen to those things not only in your memory but in their own words and in much greater detail.
But those recordings might be useful in more situations than only after someone's death. For example, two friends haven't seen each other for a long time, they live in different countries now, etc. Because a lot of time has passed and they both went through many experiences, their personalities/worldviews changed and now they'd understand/relate to each other better in places they weren't able before. One friend has recorded a video for the other and uploaded it to the cloud 10 years ago, now the other friend decides to watch the video, he relates to everything expressed in the video and decides to reach out to the friend and meet him.
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Video production variation for better idea absorption and avoiding rewatch staleness

Miloš Stanković
Miloš Stanković Dec 05, 2021
Add to the service with video lectures getting remade/upgraded as different versions for future viewings. That is getting the message illustrated, as visual aids and a variety of presentations are important for taking knowledge in.
Perhaps just in addition to the talking head aspect of the lecture, as that carries an emotional personal weight.
There are many drawing for videos services, yet even just editing can do the trick. If the message revolves around a subject like courage, the editor could use inspirational moments from movies. A lot of YouTube motivational compilations do it.
Also, if the kid is really little, one could use animated versions of his favourite toys as mediators of the message. As they don't come with the baggage of parental control and kids have no grudges with them to refuse their takes. Basically a version of this idea.
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Darko Savic
Darko Savic2 years ago
Also a version of this idea would be useful here. Parents could specify the lesson they want to convey. The rest (copywriting, speech delivery) would be taken care of by professionals. The parent doesn't have to give their kid the professionally made speech. They could model it and rehearse their own delivery based on it.
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Shubhankar Kulkarni
Shubhankar Kulkarni2 years ago
I like the idea. I am wondering what would motivate the kids to listen to their parents via a video if they won't in person?
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Darko Savic
Darko Savic2 years ago
Shubhankar Kulkarni Parents should know their kids better than anyone. Ultimately it's up to them to find an incentive for the child to listen. "If you can tell me the summary of X, you can have ..."
Kids' willingness to listen to their parents fluctuates over time. The basis of the idea is to save the important stuff so that it's waiting for them when they are ready.
To the parent, this doubles as a form of note-taking. A collection of life lessons they hope their child will eventually understand. This allows the parents to do a good job (delivering the lesson) once, then reuse it continuously.
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Miloš Stanković
Miloš Stanković2 years ago
Shubhankar Kulkarni For the situations where the parent-child relationship isn't or wasn't great (in the case of a passing), there could be a dramatized video, performed by an actor*, that would reveal to be a private message to the viewer only in the end. This would get delivered either through the service or via an intermediary.
One could even limit the usage of inheritance if the offspring don't watch the video in the presence of the service's moderator or with eye-tracking software.
* Once again I bring performative art as a solution, yet I feel there is a massive part of the population studying to be directors, screenwriters, actors, editors, but there are not enough jobs for the majority of them.
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Darko Savic
Darko Savic2 years ago
Watch the video then pass a written test right afterward (in only one attempt) to earn the allowance money. Otherwise better luck in the next period.
I bet that would get even the most defiant teenager to give it a serious effort
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