- what should have been invented by now
Hoverboards immediately sprang to my mind, other than that…
Oh I dunno….. the perfection of nuclear fission or some other viable big energy, no/low emission power source.
Or maybe a definitive social/economic policy the whole world could prosper from.
But then again, a cheap, easy to use, personal jetpack would be good.
Damn, I just realised a problem… little chance of 1 and 4 without 2… bum 🙁Posted 5 years agoandylMember
Toast that’s guaranteed to land butter side up
Already been invented. Just butter both sides – job done.
Surely that’s just always going to land on the butter side then?
The answer has always been to strap it butter side up to a cat 😀
My first thought was flying cars and hoverboards.Posted 5 years agoandrewhMember
transporters – like in star trek, beam me to the beach for a sunset dinner, beam me to the alps for the weekend, wahooooooo
Already been invented too. Admitedly it has so far moved one electron a tiny fraction of an inch but it’s a start.Posted 5 years ago
Go back 100 years. We had just got to grips with the internal combustion engine. We had just started flying. Then, in fairly quick sucession, we flew accross the channel, then the atlantic, then invented jet engines, then broke the sound barrier, went to space, landed on the moon, invented Concorde so everyone could go supersonic. Then what? Naff all since about 1970, just little improvements on existing things, by 2001 we were supposed to be living on Mars. OK, we’ve built some fancy computers and mobile telephones but what have we done with it? Concorde is dead, the Space Shuttle is dead, massive steps backwards. I hope CERN comes up with something interesting, it’s about the most excting thing out there at present.andrewhMember
Trains that run on time without delays.
The Swiss appear to have already invented them, but they’re keeping the secret to themselves.
They don’t. There was a scandal there recently, around a tenth of their trains were 5 minutes late. The head of the national company had to go on the telly and appologise to the nation.Posted 5 years ago
Of course, in this country we wouldn’t have this problem. If it’s within 10 minutes it gets a tick in the ‘on-time’ box…Rusty SpannerSubscriber
Everlasting guitar strings.
Self cleaning fish tank.
A toaster that works properly.
A home Doner Kebab grill.
A tubeless system for bikes that works.
Self emptying cat litter tray.
A way to miniturise animals – I want herd of very small, house trained elephants.
E-mail in profile.Posted 5 years ago
It’s to encourage you to use the highly secure method of writing down your password on a post-it under your keyboard.
Some users are very resistant to that sort of thing – just forcing them to change their password isn’t enough (they might just use the same password but increment a digit in it to make it “new” but still easy to remember 😉 ). For such users they invented the computer generated password consisting of a sequence of random numbers and letters. IME even the hardiest of users who understands that the weakness in computer security is usually the human part rather than the nominal strength of the password tends to succumb to writing the password down in such circumstances.Posted 5 years ago
Isuch users found that the point you finally started to remember such a password without the need for your written record was a good way of predicting when you were going to be forced to change to a new one.ti_pin_manMember
very true, it isnt just that if its been invented but also if its been developed to meet our requirements.
transporting one molecule clearly doesnt
perhaps we should be saying we should have invented the ability to feed the starving and live in peace. Both feasible but clearly its not meeting our requirements for everybody.Posted 5 years ago
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