Mother of Inventions
With all this modern technology about I am amazed at what hasn't been invented yet. Or maybe it has. But there's no profit in it.
Look at 1935 and the robot that could do just about everything while you stood around in your pearls. Mix your drinks, wash your clothes, make butter, knead bread, ironed sheets, etc. See how we've backslid?
Examples of stuff we don't have yet:
A fridge that will scan all the contents by barcode as you stock up and then suggest recipes and tell you when the eggs are running out, etc.
A sensor in the washing machine to detect depths of soiling and apply stain remover automatically.
A double doored dishwasher, interchangeable units, one cabinet for clean, one for dirty. No moving of dishes out of the clean one except to use and then when soiledd put into dirty. Huge amount of space and labour saved. Would detect when dirty cabinet contents needed washing.
A lightbulb. A lightbulb from a 100 years ago. That lasted forever. Oops, goodbye GE et al.
A more accessible grocery store for the elderly, handicapped or fans of fuss free living. Where you could roll in and scan your grocery list and review and add the specials and it would be trollied to you while you drank a cup of coffee and read the paper.
On line clothing stores where you could plug in your size, review the selections, dress your virtual self, approve and pay and have the items shipped to you immediately. (Hello? Failing Post Office?)
Motion detectors in every room to adjust heating, lights, air conditioning downwards and upwards as people move around.
Thumbprint security for access to homes, computers, etc.
A car you can "halve" depending on number of passengers or cargo.
I could go on.
Any more suggestions?