Alternate Endings to Favorite Films with QR Codes (Seriously)
A glass slipper, a blue diamond necklace worth a King’s fortune and an old yellow car. Sound familiar? These are just a few famous items that have been lost during plots from all-time favorite films. How could new technology help our beloved heroes and heroines? Here’s how things might have gone….
Dude, Where’s My Car?
Too bad QR encoded stamps weren’t a stoner fad on the morning Jesse and Chester woke up to a bad hangover and the realization that they can’t remember where they parked their car. Since the duo’s short-term memory is clearly shot, they should’ve preemptively loaded important information for the day ahead, stamped an envelope and mailed it to themselves. Instead of spending the day with enraged ostriches, aliens and a ‘Continuum Transfunctioner’, the pair could’ve stayed home, smoking doobies and thought long and hard about what their next tattoos should be. Spoiler alert: They are still stoned and living in the 70’s.
After she loses her glass slipper- not the CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN’S BALLET HEELS, which we think might have been more appropriate — Cinderella is a mess. No offense to Fairy Godmother, but she could’ve saved herself and the kingdom a lot of worry by affixing a small adhesive QR sticker, preloaded with Cinderella’s contact information, to each shoe. Bippity boppity boo! FinderCodes, a digital lost and found system with durable, adhesive QR stickers, to the rescue. Spoiler alert: they lived happily ever after.
The ‘Heart of the Ocean” is an elusive and mysterious legend, but that wouldn’t be the case had it been for some quick thinking on Rose’s part. After Jack’s death, Rose discovers the necklace stowed away in a borrowed coat pocket. When she landed in New York City, Rose could’ve stored information about her voyage and love affair on a QR code, and adhered it to the diamond for safekeeping. Later in life, when she returned to the Titanic’s wreckage site, she could’ve created an underground historic landmark for divers and Titanic enthusiasts by dropping the rich blue QR encoded necklace into the ocean. (Considering she grew up in the early 1900s, we’ll give her a break this time)
Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows
Ron, Hermoine and Harry find themselves traveling by foot, hunting Horcruxes and listening to a coded radio transmission for updates from the wizarding world, where Voldemort now reigns. When looters come across the threesome in the woods, Hermoine is forced to use disfiguring spells to make their faces painfully unrecognizable. Even better, she could have packed QR code t-shirts that were preloaded with fake identities, thus persuading the bad guys of their lie and even avoiding a harrowing run-in with Bellatrix Lestrange that cost Dobby his life.
Bonus: Dumbledore left behind cleverly disguised clues for Harry- almost too clever, in fact. Instead, he could have placed QR codes, preloaded with helpful anecdotes and handy instructions, on the items he gifted, allowing Harry to more quickly gather the Horcruxes that would ultimately defeat Voldemort (Oops! Spoiler alert)