i still dream of orgonon

2/29/12

Today’s question requires about five seconds of closing your eyes, really thinking about it, then quickly responding. In a nutshell, WHAT DO YOU WANT INVENTED? And it has to be within the realm of possibility, not just “I want a pill that allows me to fly.”

We’ll take away the two most obvious answers: cure for cancer (and all the big diseases), and flying cars. The rest of them are up for grabs.

I’ll start:

• arresting fertility issues… meaning the ability to create perfectly healthy female eggs throughout your 40s

• painless kidney stone disintegration laser

• pollution-free, portable, powerful energy source created here in America

• some blazingly fast internet wifi that simply exists in the ether, without having to pay for an access point anywhere, ever

• flexible tooth sealant that makes cavities impossible

• a cloudbusting device

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0 thoughts on “i still dream of orgonon

  1. Claverack Weekender

    Noiseblaster – a device that makes the room you are in completely silent regardless of what’s happening around you.
    Star Trek Communicator – a small device that I can carry in my pocket and communicate with people very far away. Oh wait, we already have that. How about the tricorder then? A small scanner that makes your average doctor superman?
    High speed rail service in the NYC metro region. Starting with NYC-Albany in under an hour.
    X10 – 10 year life extension slugs at a reasonable cost.
    WeekendXtender – remember those long summer days of childhood? This pill slows down your perception of time to make those fun days feel a bit longer.
    BJ Maxx – If we can have a chicken in every pot, why can’t we have a male ‘personal pleasure device’ installed in every shower across America? Yes we can!

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  2. kent

    Telomere-Zapper — something that undoes the genetic degradation of aging.
    One thing I observed in Hawaii: A lot of very elderly people, having achieved enough financial security to retire in one of the most beautiful places on the planet, only to have but a few years to enjoy it.
    Aging is cruel, and death is just plain insulting. This would be a very disruptive technology for sure, but life is too short.

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  3. Chuck B.

    Wireless power. How great would it be to eliminate power cords of all kinds on everything?There are prototypes in the works now (and a cool Ted talk if you care to Google it) but we are still a long way away.

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  4. carolyn

    – time travel, backwards and forwards
    – immortality coupled with agelessness.
    – thought organizer so i can put the pictures, words, ideas in my head down in a tangible way. (notebooks aren’t enough)
    – travel with just thought, no cars or planes necessary

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