Given an elliptic curve with generator $G$, is it possible to generate a random point on the curve $Q = a \cdot G$ without knowing the secret value $a$ that generated it? Note that just using an $a$ to generate $Q$, and then "throwing away" $a$ (forgetting about it) isn't a valid solution. Also note that $Q$ should be uniformly distributed over all valid values (i.e. as if $a$ was chosen uniformly between 0 and $n-1$).
A toy application I have is about making some "fake" Diffie–Hellman secret exchanges, where 1 party can't get to the secret because they don't know their key $a$ (and weren't just be trusted to "throw away" the value of $a$ after generating $Q$). This is all to ultimately enable "playing poker over the phone".