Speaking of ideas, I just had one pop into my head after I read this! I work as a mental health therapist and I'm currently working on building an integrated healing center with my wife and best friend (also mental health therapists). Think of it like a mental health spa, where we'd have licensed clinical therapists, massage therapists, yoga teachers, art therapy, meditation and mindfulness retreats, guided journeys, plant medicines(www.maps.org), etc. Like a YMCA but really centered around mental health.
Anyone could come and use one of our services a la carte, like just pay for a massage, a workshop, or a yoga class, but ideally I'd like people to come and just spend time onsite as all of our services compliment eachother. People could spend time exploring whatever they're feeling pulled to. Hang for 30 min or hang all day! Go for a walk in the woods with your therapist and then drop in a workshop or class on your way out.
That model doesn't work under our current medical billing structure, as I can't bill peoples insurance so that they can hang out for random amounts of time. Everything is structured in a way that prevents full integration. Insurance in general is a mess to deal with and self pay is prohibitive for vulnerable populations. Accessibility is very important to me as my clinical background began as a social worker. I have people on my caseload that I see for free because they cannot afford services.
But I just thought of how COIL can stream payments for attention. I dunno how this would work outside of a browser integration, maybe it could be something like checking in at the front desk and starting the stream and checking out to stop stream. Then you could just hang and leave whenever we're no longer "holding your attention". This model could be transferable to any service industry where we deal with intangibles like therapy(I'm not giving them a product they walk away with, moreso I'm selling a vibe they take with them into life.)
Does this sound feesable? Could I be next in line for xSpring??? Do I need to patent this quick? Lol