Don't be fooled by those who would have you believe the show is going to promote your invention and be a major factor in your success. Going on the show may be a great experience but it can also turn out to be a horrible one too. It can present you (and usually does) in the worst possible way, remember BullitBall? How about the guy with the steak toaster just the other night? They totally mocked the guy and made a spectacle of his awkward moments. They even made sure you saw him poke his finger and all his nervous twitches. I'm surprised I haven't seen a closeup of sweat stains on people... or have I? I believe it would cook faster if it slid into an enclosed space sort of like a sideways toaster oven in order to keep the heat in and speed up cooking time.
Some people might say, "Well at least they tried and showed how serious they were by auditioning." and to that I'd say,,,??? how about "Poppycock!" (what the heck does that mean anyway
If anything, associating yourself with this show is only going to wind up steretyping your invention and determination. The show highlights the awkward moments, the "sad" inspirational aspects of the inventors' motives, it makes fun of people who may not have done all their homework and/or don't have a truly solid idea. How many times have you seen a quick montage of what might have been a very good idea and then never see them again? THAT is the most anybody can expect from the show, so take a deep breath and think twice.
What are the chances you'll be seen at all or even in a way that actually benefits you? In my opinion, it's not worth the time, $ and risk of damaging your invention. show how serious you are about your invention and don't shoot for the easy way out. It ain't gonna happen. And don't forget the slick moves they pull once you are totally involved in the auditioning process when they "conveniently" remind you of certain intellectual property standards of disclosure at the last minute and then shove a contract in your face along with the five million dollar threat ( I say let'em sue you
) with no time to actually think it over.
Don't think your chances of being seen in a positive way, long enough to actually promote your product by millions of viewers, are that great or even worth the small enjoyment you might get from gaining 8 pounds in Hollywood. (Yes Pat, that was pointed directly at you
) Why not just come here? You don't have a computer? Well then I guess the only inventors the show would have to audition would be those without computers.
That's ok, let Peter have 'em!
Why shouldn't people with computers show their inventions here and ignore next season of AI2? The show is a stain on our credibility and should be ignored.
I'm not saying no one should ever audition for an inventor oriented competition in the future. I am saying this particular one is not designed to highlight the majority of the auditions, other than a few, in a positive or actually beneficial way. This show is slapstick and we're the stooges.