I did an interview earlier this year and one of the questions I was asked had to do with what one thing I thought scientists should invent. Being a not-so-closet Trekkie (and rather tired of doing dishes at the time), I immediately said replicators. Imagine ordering up dinner and having it magically appear. And then, when you’re done, you put the dirty dishes on the pad and they disappear, recycled with no muss or fuss.
No doing dishes.
There are a lot of other inventions that would be very appreciated. Since I’m still struggling with gym class, bionic knees would come in handy at the moment. Or how about a washer/dryer unit that also irons? (I hate ironing clothes).
Oh, I know. How about a teleporter? No more commuting. Now that would definitely be appreciated, eh?
Some of these things aren’t as far-fetched as we might thing. I googled Star Trek Replicators and found articles indication we’re on the verge of creating something along these lines. They now have machines that, in a few hours time, can crank out a 3 dimensional object!
I am amazed on a regular basis at some of the inventions being thought up. It doesn’t seem that long ago that there was no internet (perish the thought!). What will be the next new thing?
And what, if anything, would you like to see invented?
posted by Laurie Ryan