Commit to buy & crowdfunding
Imagine you want something that doesn't exist. What do you do? It should be possible to commit to buy something at a price. Market research and product development is expensive, you need a guarantee you buy something at a price, buying signals are currently invisible.
If you want something that doesn't exist, what do you do?
Can you afford to create it yourself?
You don't have a lot of flexibility if you want something that doesn't exist. You could try to talk to potential manufacturers or existing product companies or software companies to ask if they're interested in creating something to your requirements.
But you have to pay a lot of money to get this to come into fruition.
I propose a platform where you say what you want and how much you're willing to pay for it and it can be crowdfunded with others who want the same.
This should work like escrow. If someone does create the thing and it meets the requirements you purchase it