Time for this week’s new Listography from Kate Takes 5. This week’s theme is “Inventions I wish were real” or “Inventions that would make my life easier”. I thought this might be quite difficult but once I started to think about it the ideas were flowing. If anyone out there decides to build any of these I would be eternally grateful but I also want a cut of the profits 😉 Don’t forget you saw it here first!
In no particular order:
1) Travel teletransporter
A la Star Trek please. I used to really enjoy the travel part of going on holiday. I like airports, I like planes, I like driving hire cars. However, this was all before I had kids. Now I just want to get from A to B in 4 seconds flat without having to factor in which airport is nearest, whether the airline will charge extra to send a buggy, whether the hire car company has car seats, how long the iPad will amuse Munchkin for. Please just let me press a button and be at my destination relaxed!!!
2) Zapper to get rid of rude people
I hate rude people. And annoying people. And really loud people. And arrogant people. It would appear that I am not overly tolerant…but I mask it fairly well. I just nod and vaguely smile when confronted with any of the above. The speech bubble above my head reads “I really wish you would just disappear from the earth in front of me” so I’d like a zapper button that would make this actually happen.
3) Post office in my house
By this I mean, I would like someone to provide me with an endless supply of stamps, envelopes of various sizes, packaging, sellotape, string, birthday cards and all that paraphernalia that you need to go to the post office for. I would also like there to be the ability to then post whatever it is I need to post straight from some special box in my house. Post office visits always seem to require an extraordinary amount of time and at the most inconvenient times. In London the queues are endless and filled with crazy people. How relaxing this invention would be.
4) Automatic hair washer/dryer/styler
I wash my hair every day and I would love to have some sort of machine or button which would mean that by pressing it my hair would be washed, dried, straightened, curled, styled with one of the several creams I put in it. All in about 10 seconds. This invention would have 2 benefits: it would save me time in the morning and it would mean I always look groomed. Awesome.
5) Virtual changing room for online shopping
I am very into my online fashion shopping. However, often I don’t buy things because I am not sure if they will fit me or not. Alternatively, I order them in a couple of sizes with the intention of sending the one back that doesn’t fit and then keep it because I am too lazy to go to the post office (see above). I would love the ability to beam the clothes to me, try them on in front of my mirror at home and then either buy them or beam them back. How cool would that be??
Actually when looking for an image for that last one it seems that this already kind of being worked on…. brilliant!
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