Becka's Babble

Ramblings of a Romance Writer

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #15 ~ Things I Wish They'd Invent

13 Things I Wish They'd Invent

1.) Car/house key finder. This would be a device on your keychain, when activated by another device on your counter (perhaps next to your phone) that when you pushed the button, the device on your keychain would make a loud noise, thus making your keys easily found. (Like your cordless phone finder)

2.) TV Remote finder. Akin to the car/house key finder. You'd push a button on your electronics and your remote would beep and it would be easily found.

3.) Toilet seat warmer. Do they have this already? I don't know. A friend of mine and I thought of this while we were back in school. If you live in cold climates, going to the bathroom at night from your warm, comfy bed can be an eye-opening experience when you sit on the ice-cold toilet.

4.) Dream recorder. Wouldn't it be awesome to be able to watch your dreams while you were lucid? Of course, what made perfect sense while dreaming (eating donuts while making out with George Clooney and driving your car to the moon) might be kinda embarrassing in the light of day.

5.) Robot housekeepers. Seriously. SOMEONE do Isaac Asimov proud already, people. And this has NOTHING to do with my sinkful of dirty dishes...

6.) A car that runs on garbage. C'mon, they had "Mr. Fusion" in the Back to the Future movies, and that was actually a good idea. Forget oil and electricity and Ethanol... Let's give our landfills a break and see if we could get rid of our household trash in a clean, efficient way. Of course, you'd have to work on clean emissions as well...

7.) Air scrubbers. Like for the entire planet. If they can create them for the space shuttles and the space station, make a GIANT one or a few BIG ones and scrub our planet's air.

8.) Salt-water scrubbers. I know they have these already to an extent, but why aren't we making more use of them? Our planet is TWO THIRDS water, people. If we had an easy way to take out the salt content and make it fresh water, imagine the possibilities. There would be no excuse for a drought and everyone could have fresh drinking water.

9.) Cars that run on water. Heck, if they can run on garbage, why not water too? I'd much rather pay my water bill than give $$ to some overseas oil baron. Imagine putting your garden hose in your gas tank every day. Awesome. Couple that with the salt-water scrubbers, and you'd never run out of fresh water.

10.) Mopping robot. Hey, they have that "Roomba" thing that vacuums your carpet. I want one that mops. Dammit.

11.) Money trees. But just like fruit trees, they wouldn't bloom all year long. So once a year, you might get a good harvest. lol

12.) Replicator ala Star Trek. No one on the planet would ever need to go hungry again. And Star Trek's replicators made so much more than merely food. Clothing, books, etc.

13.) Star Trek's Holodeck. Just like the show, it would be a room that was a big life-like hologram. You could "meet" famous people, participate in moments in history, vacation in the Alps, or explore the stars... That would totally rule.

14.) The cure for cancer. Yes, I know there's 14 on my list this week, but we can't forget the obvious, now can we? :) I'm not TOTALLY selfish. Only mostly so. LOL



At 10:51 AM , Blogger Dana said...

#3 has been on my grandfathers list since I was a little kid. It really doesn't seem all that difficult so I don't understand why it hasn't been done yet!

At 10:54 AM , Blogger Ciar Cullen said...

LOL Becks. A friend of ours asked why they could not make a care that runs on sea water. Um, it's a combustion thing, we answered. But who knows, eh? I want a roomba, but I'm afraid my cat would kill it.

At 11:07 AM , Blogger Becka said...


My family has talked about the "water" car as well, and came to the conclusion that if water is 2 parts hydrogen to 1 part oxygen, then if we could somehow separate the elements, use the hydrogen for the combustion and the oxygen as the exhaust, it would be a win/win situation. :P


At 11:20 AM , Blogger Jeremy said...

Well I know the first 3 exist, but the rest.....

At 12:30 PM , Blogger Robin said...

I want one of those Star Trek beam me up Scotty thingies. Since we live 6,000 miles away from our families it would sure come in handy.

At 12:38 PM , Blogger Karina said...

Numbers 1 and 2 already exist, check it out:

Great list though! Happy TT!!!

At 2:08 PM , Anonymous Lorelei James said...

#12 for sure, kind of like the gizmo in the IN DEATH would be easier, eh?

At 2:50 PM , Blogger Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

Hey, the Roomba makers have one that washes the floors now the iRobot Scooba.

The Roomba Discovery (vacuum one) works great!

At 2:56 PM , Blogger Becka said...

Well praise the Lord, they already make half of what I wanted on my list! :D Now here's hoping I'll hear about the other half by the end of the day! LOL



At 7:18 PM , Blogger Susan Helene Gottfried said...

It's not quite the same, but a world-wide air cleaner is a ... tree. Certain types are better than others, of course. And planted in the right spot, they cut down on your utility usage. Plus, they are pretty.

I like a lot of these ideas. Maybe in our lifetimes, if we're lucky. I mean, they make baby wipe warmers. Why not toilet seat warmers?


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