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Treasure searching - give & receive

Remember looking for treasures when little? Exciting to hide something for somebody else, or to find something finally. What if you use this way of discovering as a new way of communicating? When you have something to give, product you don't use anymore, or your talents to help somebody, you can hide it somewhere. And when you need something, an helping hand, a new product or just a surprise, you go searching.

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How would you describe your idea in one sentence?

Give your treasures away - find what you need - get connected.
This can be offline: you make a box with your gifts to give, like: gardening for 1 day. When you search for this, you follow the guidelines in the book (or on internet) and you find it somewhere (in the park for example behind that lovely tree). You can add something what you want, or use it by calling the number.

Or it can be online: a platform with a new way of searching, instead of efficient google machines, a more ecploring way of searching, where serendipity is key. Like gold in Mario's world in earlier days. 

What early, lightweight experiment can you try out in your own community to test any assumptions you might have about your idea?

Draw a scenario of this use and discuss it with people. What can they add? How will they use it?

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Hey Christa and team! Love the element of fun you're bringing to this tool for connection. Have you ever been goecaching? https://www.geocaching.com/

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