I have invented a new tire.

I have invented a new tire.

Picture the current passenger car tire. With my invention, instead of a circle, imagine a polygon with corners. The corners "bite" into the road, increasing grip, while reducing accidents.

You might think of my new tire as having a bumpy ride, but I have designed it with an infinite number of corners...

How do I sell my idea to Elon?

J.T. | 2017年4月11日

Show a video of it on the Brooklyn Bridge and perhaps you can have a twofer. The tire and the bridge.

Frank99 | 2017年4月11日

>>>How do I sell my idea to Elon?
Probably the same way you'd sell him a revolutionary new battey that you've invented - send him samples for testing.
You might have a problem with that, as trying to machine an infinite number of faces on the mold used to make the tire will be cost prohibitive in prototype quantities. Perhaps start with a deep-pocketed angel investor.

DTsea | 2017年4月11日

infinite number of corners..... that is hilarious!

Tropopause | 2017年4月11日

Rule number one about corners:

Three rights turns equals a left!

Tropopause | 2017年4月11日

Rule number two about corners:

Never turn a corner because the corner is already turned.

EcLectric | 2017年4月11日

Yes, that's all very well, but how does this new tire provide us with infinite free energy?

David N | 2017年4月11日

"How do I sell my idea to Elon?"
Now that's funny!

Remnant | 2017年4月11日

@djharrington (OP, April 11, 2017)

<< I have invented a new tire, ... with an infinite number of corners... >>

This means that you must specify the Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature grades of your new tire in accordance with NHTSA's Uniform Tire Quality Grade (UTQG) Standards.


djharrington | 2017年4月11日

I think while I'm pitching my infinite corner tire idea to Elon, I just heard he's having parking space issues. I'll bundle in my car-elevator-parking structure: you get out of your car at ground level, elevator takes it up a couple miles, end of day you take elevator up and regen all the way down.

If only I had invented a way to improve frontal crash forces, that would be the trifecta ;)

RedShift | 2017年4月11日

I will tell you the same thing I tell my seven year old son : infinity is a concept, not a number.

NKYTA | 2017年4月11日

"Hyperreal" !

djharrington | 2017年4月12日

Redshift: what do you get when you start with a square, and then keep adding corners between existing corners (and setting all corner angles the same every time), infinitely?

ulrichard | 2017年4月12日

I assume that producing a mold with an infinite number of corners will take an infinite amount of time to produce...

RedShift | 2017年4月12日


Something that never finishes.

Silver2K | 2017年4月12日

Don't current tires have infinite corners now? You know, tread

djharrington | 2017年4月12日

I should have put a wink in the OP for some. This was my failed satire of the frontal crash invention post.

RedShift | 2017年4月12日


Me too. I was yanking your chain. What, you don't think I got that a square turns into a circle! Pooh! :-)

Btw you should talk to Chuck Norris for expertise in infinity. I hear he counted to infinity twice.

Fast Girl | 2017年4月12日

Well, I got the hint, Harrington. Yet, some seem to have taken you seriously.

Nexxus | 2017年4月13日


No, that was Buzz Lightyear. To infinity and beyond!

Nexxus | 2017年4月13日


Ross1 | 2017年4月13日

You are a rude lot! :)

The OP has a FAQ.
Little I know, but the first time you want to pitch an idea, get a professional agent. He will listen to you, tell you if it will fly, and if so will introduce your idea thru his accepted and usual channels. They might want to make some % off your idea, but it could open the door for you.

djharrington | 2017年4月13日

Ross, that leads to a point that I regularly find entertaining: when people genuinely think they have a novel idea and start by posting it to a public forum. Whoops. Luckily, the ideas aren't usually worth anything (that I've seen so far), so it doesn't really matter.

RedShift | 2017年5月30日

I wonder what happened to this concept.

McLary | 2017年5月31日

Obviously it turned the corner........

mntlvr23 | 2017年5月31日

It didn't get any traction ;) | 2017年5月31日

@dj: maybe you should retire.

brando | 2017年5月31日

yeah, Elon should re-invent tires. ;-}