Bars that let people pay for their drinks by coming up with original ideas and sharing them with the world. The sponsor handles the verification of originality and reimburses the bar for the drinks.
A fun activity/challenge for people in bars.
A brainstorming starter for a group of friends when they try to get out of paying.
Tons of new ideas become available for everyone. Some can potentially make the world a better place.
An advertisement campaign for a sponsor that wants to attract creative people.
A sponsor like the Brainstorming platform teams up with various bars worldwide. They make it possible for anyone to pay for their drink by sharing an original idea with the world.
The idea can be used instead of money if it meets the following criteria:
original (conceptually meaningfully different from what already exists or has been described before)
explained in a way that the bartender can understand
useful to someone (explain how it solves a problem for them)
As soon as possible, the bar posts all collected ideas on the open Brainstorming platform and credits them to the original ideators (if they want to be named). In so doing, the ideas become public with attribution to the original ideator.
The bartender goes online and describes the idea on the Brainstorming #slack. Any of the many ideators there do quick searches on Google and reply with references if they find that the idea/concept already exists.
It's in the sponsor's best interest to always have good people present on the "idea verification" slack. They have to research fast. They may need to hire professional researchers if there aren't enough volunteers present at all times.
The bartender might be too busy to do any research him/herself or even describe the idea via text. In that case they post a voice memo in the chat for people there to research.
If within 5 minutes neither the brainstormers, researchers, or the bartender (via google) can find the idea as already existing in the proposed form, the person gets a free drink of their choice.