WaitSuite, a new set of apps and programs from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), leverages the spare time that increasingly accrues in modern life. The app lets users make use of waiting time in their digital lives to learn a language rather than sitting around idly.
Ironically, the quicker that apps and technology becomes, the more time users tend to spend waiting around. That's because faster tech inevitably permeates people's lives deeper, and apps and devices are inextricably linked to things like loading time (no matter how fast they claim to be.) Even if every app and device were instantly fast, there's no accounting for human lethargy in email threads or digital chats. WaitSuite includes a host of apps and extensions that help users casually pick up words in new languages while their screens load or their friends don't respond to "wut up homie?" in Google Chat.
WaitSuite Teaches Users New Languages During Loading Screens
1. Language-learning Apps - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop language-learning apps that can be used during idle waiting time to maximize productivity.
2. Digital Language Education - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create programs and platforms that teach languages during various digital activities, such as waiting for loading screens.
3. Personalized Language Learning - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Design apps and tools that cater to individual language learning goals and adapt to users' specific waiting periods.
1. Edtech - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop educational technology solutions that leverage idle time to enhance language learning experiences.
2. Mobile App Development - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create mobile applications that integrate language learning seamlessly into users' daily routines, such as during waiting moments.
3. Artificial Intelligence - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Utilize AI technology to create language-learning programs that can personalize lesson content and adapt to users' progress.