Discernibly Turgid App Idea
Every stupid law deserves an equally stupid app…
If you were planning on sending any of your friend’s in Texas an explicit picture you ought to think again. Starting next month it will be a crime to send photographs that including depictions of sexual conduct, intimate body parts, or even covered body parts if they appear to be erect. Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed the bill which goes into effect September 1st of this year. From now on you’ll need consent before sending anyone an explicit photo. I figure it would be easy to build an app to get that consent.
The legislative language of House Bill 2789 was classic and provides the perfect name for the app all Texans will need go forward — Discernibly Turgid (I’ll let you go look up the definition for yourself). The app is super simple. Just enter the phone number of the person you want to send an explicit photo to into the app. Then take a picture of your turgid appendage or select a picture from your photos and send. I figure we ought to include an option to ‘tune’ your pictures — something like ‘facetune’ for explicit pictures we could call ‘Turgid Tune’.
At the end of the day I suspect this law is unconstitutional — I recall something called prior restraint from a class in college. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make money on dumb laws in the meantime. This one is on the house, have fun!
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Alexander Muse is a serial entrepreneur, author of the StartupMuse, contributor to Forbes and managing partner of Sumo. Check out his podcast on iTunes. You can connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.