A hundred years ago, you would have contacted Tesla.
Two hundred years ago you would have found the blacksmith who could to anything from fitting horseshoes to pulling teeth.
Today you'd look for an intensely curious polytechnical engineer, who just can't leave juicy new technology. One who would absolutely LOVE helping you get your project from the realm of fantasy to the realm of reality, where you start seeing the cash roll in.
If you are ambitious, you'd look for one who is extrovert, (also beyond looking at your shoes instead...
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