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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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Sometimes the things that come out of peoples' mouths are truly astounding. It makes you wonder, where did things go wrong? Why are they like this? As Forrest Gump once said, “stupid is as stupid does".

Here are a few of the most jaw-dropping lay stupid things that have been said by actual human beings. Not aliens trying to figure out how humans communicate--ACTUAL human beings. Thanks, Reddit.

U/cperr310 asked: What's the dumbest thing you or someone you know has said?



First up, what better people to hear ridiculous claims from than children? Here are some people that even teachers couldn’t help.

Well, that’s awkward.

I was in 5th grade like 20 years ago, and I am a male which is important later. My school changed an extra girls locker room into a computer lab. When my class got to go check it out, I say "wow, it looks so different!".

Everyone looks at me like I'm a creep. What I meant to say was "wow it looks so different that the boys locker room!" I still think about this when trying to fall asleep more often than I'm comfortable with.

Xeeke

....no. No it’s not.

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In my Spanish class where they were talking about Spanish countries

"What about Syria...isn't Syria Spanish?"

Worst part... NOBODY called her out on it to the point I was questioning myself. The professor had good English but it wasn't her first language and she dodged her question saying she's only going over countries in south america. I had to literally write myself a note that she literally asked that question. Then I got paired up with her like 10 minutes later for a group activity and I still wasn't over this question lol

Papapsie

Fake but also real but also demonic?

A kid in high school tried to convince me that men had an extra rib and that the earth is only a few thousand years old. Same kid said that ouija boards were full of magnets and gears which made them fake, yet they were simultaneously completely real and needed to be burned on sight to prevent demonic possession.

HotelRoom5172648B

But sometimes it’s the parents of children who say the dumb stuff.

Back in 2014 I still vividly remember we were eating dinner, and my brother is chewing with his mouth open while my sister is talking. My dad, still thinking about her talking but talking to my brother said "Talk with your mouth closed." and my sister just went silent immediately.

Starr_fall

Stupid can turn into ignorant really quickly. Here are a few examples of the not-so-harmless kind of dumb statements.​

Fun fact: they don’t use the US Constitution in New Zealand. Who knew?

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After the church shooting in New Zealand, they banned guns. My coworker said that they can't do that since it violates the second amendment. We live in California.

Onbakeplatinum

Everyone knows New Zealand is the state below New Canada.

Rysilk

Uhhhhh that’s racist af.

Not to me but my husband.

He had to take an uber home from the Naval Base in San Diego (car was getting fixed) and the guy who picked my husband up was from Pakistan and they had small talk, telling him how he moved over here etc, dude was pretty cool.

My dumbass half sister whom we were staying with for a bit told him straight to his face, "Oh since you're military he probably wanted to like... murder you."

...What a f*cking ignorant, racist thing to say.

HelloxOctober

Just gonna leave this one here....

"And then I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside, because you see it gets in the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that out."

The_questcoast

Well that’s a new one.

A trans friend got "You're registered as a man here, so I need to hear a male voice to complete the verification of your acount."

Not the first time the cable company pulled this 'female' account 'female' voice / 'male' account 'male' voice crap. But that one time was on a whole other level.

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But most of the time, dumb statements are harmless, and make for a good story down the line.​

I wouldn’t be able to keep a straight face either.

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A few questions I've heard come to mind, I'm not sure which is the best/worst.

A few years ago my mom, in her 60s at the time, asked me if chipmunks grow up to be squirrels. Have you ever tried to keep a straight face while explaining to the grown-ass woman who was responsible for keeping you alive for ~18 years that chipmunks and squirrels are different animals?

In high school during a Spanish class as student asked "Do Spanish-speaking people think in Spanish?" After being told yes, her follow-up question was "Are they born speaking Spanish?" The teacher kept a straight face explaining that foreign language speakers learn their language the same as the student learned English, but there were a lot of other students laughing and brutally mocking her.

Relikter

Ah yes, the two types of guitars.

Dumbest thing I ever asked was, "do you prefer playing electric or air guitar?" I really meant to say acoustic, like my dad's.

Yankstraveler

Air guitar. I don't know how to play the acoustic or electric guitars, but I never get a wrong note on the air guitar.

CCC_037

Did you change your birthday?

At the bank.

Teller: Is your phone number still 123-4567?

Me: Yes

T: Is your address still 123 Easy st?

M: Yes

T: Is your birthday still 01/01/2000?

M: laughing I sure as hell hope so

That_one_air_guy

I can't even make fun of these. One time I asked my husband where the Newport Ferry sailed to.

Newport, obviously.

I think we all have slip-ups in our brains sometimes. It's part of being human, and hey, they stay alive as inside jokes for generations to come

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