Why hasn't this been invented yet?


#1

the phone rings
I see the number but it’s not a saved number/one I recognise

why doesn’t the app yet exist that can just instantaneously google the incoming number and show me who is calling before I choose to answer?

well?

what other obvious things is the world missing?


#2

Some phone numbers do this already


#3

My phone kind of does this already.


#4

I think this may already have been invented


#5

I have a phone that sorta does this.


#6

my le tournoi already does this


#7

yes mine does this

maybe you invented it years ago and forgot?


#8

wait… what phones do this?


#9

How about a phone with a built-in calculator?


#10

Ghost mutt


#11

phones can go on the internet now


#12

people who: say they’ve ‘invented’ something when they actually mean they’ve had an idea for something

‘ooh i’ve invented something. a toaster that also slices bread!’

NO MATE. unless you’ve built one and it’s working you’ve not invented shit.


#13

Never do my job.


#14

guys, guys, wait

are you all telling me that you all have phones that ID every caller ? What phones are these?

Where is the phone that can tell me whether the incoming call is from a telesales cold caller flogging a loan or from the office of that company I applied for a job at?


#15

My phone does this. It’s a Samsung. Not only does it come up with the name of the establishment* but it will also flag telemarketers/scams so you know not to answer.

I think the number has to be registered on Google or something though. Doesn’t just pull names from its arse.


#16

Iphone 7 makes guesses as to who is calling. .


#17

okay


#18

OK guys

gonna buy a new phone

brb


#19

My Samsung S8 does this.

It’s pretty great at it too.


#20

how come calculators on computers are so shit since a computer is basically just a big calculator

trying to work this observation into my stand up routine i think it’s pretty good