This week’s sign of the Apocalypse came via an industry friend who makes fly rods for a living. Apparently, he, or someone he knows, received a prospectus on a funding drive for a product called the RoboFisher. He passed it on to me for what looks to be a serious money-making opportunity.
The company seeking investors claims that the product is “the first robotic rod in the world that can be controlled online, from a computer or through another mobile device browser, in order to fish real fish in a similar way to traditional fishing.” And that the “customer problem” is that: “Recreational fishing being one of the most favorite hobbies of mankind since ancient times and nowadays remains the top outdoor activity for up to 700 million people on the globe. But in very many cases, this activity is unreachable because of time, distance, weather, financial, and other barriers.”
Well, hot damn. I didn’t know that was such an issue. I mean, I can’t think of the last time I was sitting on my couch and thought, Dang, I wish I could just fish right here on my phone rather than run down to my local bass pond a mile away. I’d way rather sit here paying for a robot to fish for me half a world away than do the real thing!
If you’ve got money burning a hole in your pocket and want to see the future of fishing, I suggest you check out the full prospectus. It’s hilarious.