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Technology has come so far, just in the last decade alone. Where we are now is so far ahead than where we were before the 2010s and, thankfully, it's easy to look up the fantastic advancements we've made as a species and debate which one was the most helpful, most useful, or the most innovative.


Reddit user, u/[deleted], wanted to know what you thought:

What is the best human creation in the last 10 years?

Oh Yeah, Worldwide Pandemic...

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Covid vaccine

htownlifer

Its amazing what our species can do when you give a bottomless budget to a bunch of experts that are competing to solve a problem.

PathosRise

In reality, it is pretty impressive over the span it was made. Most vaccines take approx. 10 years to develop. We fast tracked that to 1 year

Redacted_G1iTcH

For Those Of Us With Kids This Has Been A Big Help

Contactless food delivery

Ron_F-ckin_Swanson

They seriously better keep this option after Covid

thc-3po

Same with shopping on your phone, driving to the store, and them loading it in your car. Especially nice when you have kids, and i can walk to my kitchen to see what i have!

surfacing_husky

Something So Small

Robot lawnmower. It saved my marriage and he's so cool to watch bumping around the garden.

clara_belle1366

'It saved my marriage ' Ya'll freaky

[deleted]

Too many arguments over who's going to cut the grass. We have a large garden on a slope. Trying to push a big a-- cabled lawnmower around every week was a killer. Neither of us wanted to do it. We bought it as a wedding gift to ourselves.

clara_belle1366

The Good Stuff Didn't Come Until Less Than 10 Years Ago

Netflix streaming.

Ain't nothing better than Netflix and chill.

sameolemike

You could actually stream Netflix more than ten years ago. However its catalog was filled with b list movies and sh-t you'd not really want to see. I remember I gave up on it until a girl I dated was like you want to watch Netflix? I was thinking nah there's nothing good on it. Then she loaded it up and I was floored by the content, it had almost everything you could want back then.

TenDollarTicket

Keeping The World Connected And Clean

Discord, it's actually insane how useful and [reliant] it is. Other chat and voice servers like skype and teamspeak really dropped the ball. And discord is doing all of it perfectly tbh.

JostiFrank

All The Space, None Of The Waste

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Reusable rockets that land themselves.

Pac_Eddy

In Just Under An Hour? Magic!

Insta Pot.

LasherDeviance

No. The fast pressure cooker that makes 8-10 hour cooks under an hour. Gourmet homecooked food in an hour or less.

LasherDeviance

Advances For The Betterment Of People's Health

mRNA research for diseases has to be up there.

Also, graphene is pretty incredible.

Edit: Also, I saw a research paper the other day about a radiation type of battery that could power small devices like pacemakers for tens of thousands of years. I think it was diamond or something and it was just a proof of concept.

betterthanamaster

We Could Have Had 3D Printed Lamps Earlier??

3d printers they can be programed to make clothes, weapons, plates, cups, instruments and more.

LieutenantPoly

Actually, 3D printing has been around for a few decades. It got popular recently because an essential patent regarding it, expired.

3D printing could have started being a thing in the mid 80s.

Deliphin

Synthetic. Skin. WHAT?

Synthetic skin in my opinion was very revolutionizing. It may not be the best but in my opinion, it was amazing how so many scientists told the inventor that it was impossible, but he did it anyways and now people can survive excessive skin grafting without the body rejecting the new skin. Allows survival from intense burns

Redacted_G1iTcH

Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals is the Aussie company that is leading the charge on this. Ticker is CUV on the ASX if anyone is interested.

killtheking111

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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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