Obviously, a large portion of the technology all around us in 2020 is bonkers. And even more wild--often alarming--developments are promised for the near future.
But some things fall through the cracks.
In fact, it sometimes seems that the highest tech instruments grow better and stronger because they've sucked up all the focus.
The things left behind are often small enough to have fallen to the bottom of the priority list. But they are present nonetheless. And if you ask these Redditors, they're completely infuriating.
Think it's an Issue with the Rollers
"How the f**k are printers still so sh***y?" -- OG_Lesh
"Planned obsolescence." -- denzelcard
"Because the business model is to sell cheap printers and make money on sets of ink cartridges that cost almost as much as the printer for a refill." -- ThePositiveMouse
High Speed Tantrums
"Have 'high' speed internet everywhere. Where I live, I pay for high speed internet and get 4Mbps (500KBps)" -- RetroScheeme
"Yeah internet speed is a joke in so many places it shouldn't be." -- CLU2049
"Wait for Starlink.. they just launched another 60 satellites last Wednesday. If everything goes like planned they will go live this year." -- srirachaninja
NOT LIKE THAT
" 'Please place item in the bagging area.' "
Places item in the bagging area.
" 'Approval needed.' "
Loss of Love for the Moon
"... do it again." -- Mr__Brick
"To be fair, we could if we wanted to. The money isn't there to find such a project because there's nothing of any value on the moon. Plenty of science being done up there by rovers." -- DarkNinjaPenguin
Calcium Doesn't Count
"Combine health AND dental insurance. WTF." -- Bombshellbelle
"We'll fix your heart for an obscene monthly premium, but F**K YO TEETH (and yo eyes, too)" -- breathofdawildbeest
Where Stitches Come From
"I am a surgeon. It's 2020. We are going to Mars."
"I still sew you up with needle and thread, some of it made from the a**-excretions of worms (silk) and some of it made from the intestines of sheep (gut)..."
"Get Flint some water." -- ohiojeepdad
"Hey Jeff Bezos, want to do a good thing?" -- SunCactus321
"Of course we can. The government doesn't want to. The system is racist and simultaneously working exactly as intended." -- gr8goods
Impaled by an Umbrella
"...make a contraption to keep the rain off us that actually works, doesn't turn inside out or stab people in the face" -- zeitstrudel
"... that doesn't break easily, doesn't start leaking, and doesn't get lost easily." -- BubbhaJebus
"For a second I was trying to figure out what alien contraceptive you were using" -- TheFakeBenAffleck
"One Bluetooth device can't recognize another Bluetooth device that's an inch away." -- pistachiomeeting
"I'm sitting here banging my phone together with my speaker like a caveman try to strike sparks for the first fire." -- Tenyearsuntiltheend
"Grow bananas without those nasty little strings" -- tampabound
"Apparently, if you peel a banana from the flower end instead of from the stem, the strings pull off with the peel. I've tried it a couple items, and it worked. (I hate bananas, so I rarely have reason to peel them.)" -- Mysid
"That's the least of my worries... Bananas might go extinct soon! I love those tasty, yellow fellas." -- QuicheRice
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