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After a decade of the hit show "Shark Tank" you'd think that there would be nothing left to invent. How could there possibly be anything we haven't realized we're missing? We're already the laziest generation of record, what more could there be? Apparently there are a multitude of visions and ideas just waiting to materialize. So maybe we need to stop thinking and get on it. Science and innovation waits for no man.

Redditor u/stephen_d wanted to discuss what special projects are long overdue for civilization by asking.... What should have been invented by now?


"What subject is that?"

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A way of inserting knowledge into my brain. Goodbye school. Trickypr

In the movie THX1138 little kids are playing with IVs running into their arms. A middle aged guy stops one and asks "What subject is that?" when the kid answers the guy says "Really? It's so small. When I was your age that subject was THIS BIG and we had to lay down to get it!".

It's been years since I watched the show so obviously the dialogue isn't close to exact hopefully you get the gist. It was a great "I had to walk uphill, in the snow, barefoot, both ways" moment in the show. huckDexterWard

Shower Diet. 

A churro you can eat in the shower. hfroxE

very churro is a shower churro if you want it bad enough. 1iopen

Flipped. 

An umbrella that doesn't flip cause of wind. jimtothetim

https://www.senz.com

Search wind proof umbrella you can find several brands. :) 👍🏼 Flamingo492

Choices of Zzzzz....

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A "select a sleep" device, where you can dial in whether to dream, how long you'll be out, and hit "Z" to fall asleep instantly. eclectic-radish

Science doesn't even understand why we need sleep entirely so that's a bit away. rattpackfan301

Clickers. 

A clicker pen that makes a different animal noise each time you click it. BlezlTheRainbow

This would last about two weeks before every teachers desk was full and the schools ban them. Sullivan17

Teleporting. 

Teleporting. I wake up everyday waiting for it. These damn train cartels preventing it from happening. TempStepDad

When teleportation becomes a thing, who's to argue that it's just killing current you then perfectly reproducing a new you without the memories of your original's death? rattpackfan301

Please Lawd!

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A more efficient DMV system!! miramaxe

Hovering....

Hover boards. Back to the Future is a bunch of bull! comrade_batman

It's possible, but not profitable. rattpackfan301

Not profitable? When it rains and there's gigantic puddles everywhere I'd rather a hover board then wet socks. 0AzRen0

Cured. 

A cure for the common cold! manseydoll

Its tough because the common cold is more of a symptom more than anything else. There are over 200 different viruses that cause the Common Cold, its why you keep getting colds and why kids get so many. Too many to build up immunity to everything and too many to cure. If they cured 1 they'd still have 200+ to go. little_fatty

All the Feels. 

A phone that can not only let you see and hear things, but also touch and smell. _HastaLaPasta_

Back when the internet was first getting big, there was a device that plugged into a PC that supposedly replicated smells. It had some stupid name like smell o vision or some shit. It did not sell well. bernyzilla

Remote Patrol.

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A button on a TV that makes the remote beep. dead_wolf_walkin

My tv doesn't even have buttons anymore. God forbid I lose the remote while the tv is on. Reddit

Stoned. 

A pill that dissolves kidney stones. intelligent_cement

I think I heard something about a procedure using ultrasounds to try to break them up. ArcWolf713

Lithotripsy. When I had it done to break up the golf ball sized stone blocking my ureter, they put me under for it and put a stent in to help the pieces pass more easily.

It was still like peeing shards of glass for a few days.

Plus, as an added bonus, they don't knock you out to remove the stent, they just put a small tube, grab it, and pull.

All in all, I'd rather have a pill that dissolves them. KhaoticMess

Lasered. 

Better printers. Kn1ght0fN169

Advice I got from r/askengineers.

"Get a brother laser printer and never look back."

I bought one. Haven't looked back. It's wonderful. lulzdemort

Glass temps...

Every window in your car has a heating element so you don't have to stand in the freezing cold scraping all the windows . And likewise they wont steam up in cold weather with 3 or more people in the car. inked29inked29

it needs to remain indirect. My old chebby gains heat within seconds even at 20 below. I have cracked windshields in ice storms just starting the truck. I leave it on floor settings to go easier on that frail stuff called double laminated safety glass. bgd73

boy control.

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Legit birth control for men. Varvatos_Vex

There was one in the works but it made the test subjects depressed/suicidal. One person even supposedly committed suicide. The sick part was the stay at home mom talk shows were like "men are such wimps" :( Ensec

Shiny Heads. 

A legitimate cure for balding. What's the hold up? There have got to be bald scientists dedicating their lives to this. anon3220

It's a very profitable industry, and heck yes there are. The future is cloning hair follicles, but we still need to figure out the ethics with stem cells. rattpackfan301

Dental Works. 

A method to regrow teeth. discostud1515

They're working on it. Recently read something about regenerating enamel. While ago read something about soaking teeny spongy things in an Alzheimer's medication and they pack it in a cavity or something and it regrows dentin. I'm too tired to find you the sauce but it's out there. Bolognabaybe

Freeze Blast. 

A microwave, but for making stuff cold. EggsAndBeerKegs

Most professional kitchens have blast chillers which are pretty similar. Or there's always an anti griddle. prongslover77

Whose got the Power?! 

Fusion power. A clean power source who's base product is literally everywhere, allowing us to replace much (comparatively) more expensive fuel sources?

We should be dumping hundreds of billions of dollars into researching it and finally get rid of fossil fuels. hockeypeg18

If I don't live to see it (58), I'm confident a 20yo will. The science is there, what's needed is the technology and engineering. Not to underestimate that challenge but it's grunt it out work that can be solved with money. tatersdad

Health First.

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The medical kiosk where you can walk in and get your finger pricked and pee in a cup and maybe even get an X-ray all while chatting with a medical professional. Pay your $50 and leave. 2K_Argo

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