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nasimson
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1/16/2015 | 11:41:19 AM
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 @Ariella @Pedro:

Or even worse, a texting refrigerator that texts you when something inside goes rotten, smelly and unbearable for the refrigerator.
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1/14/2015 | 11:56:23 AM
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@ariella. lol. that is really funny. I asked my mom whether she would buy a evacuum.  She started to laugh
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1/13/2015 | 1:30:38 PM
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<Otherwise, what will be next? a toaster that will send a person a text when the toasts are ready.  >LoL[email protected] That's actually more uselful than some of the suggestions I've seen like having a "smart" vacuum that lets you know when it's on.
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1/13/2015 | 12:51:15 PM
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@ Ariella. I completely agree. It seems they are living a world different from the rest of us.  I think there is a huge gap between current problems where there is a potential to make money and the problems they are proposing to solve. I hope they learn from their mistakes and work on their market research strategies prior to releasing new technologies.  Otherwise, what will be next? a toaster that will send a person a text when the toasts are ready. 
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1/13/2015 | 10:24:58 AM
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@nasimon that's just the point one of my G+ acquaintainces made today. There are things that tech people get all excited about because they are really cool, but the general public takes a different view. Consquently, a lot of stuff won't ever make it in the mass market.
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1/13/2015 | 9:05:50 AM
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@Pedro:

> I think if tech companies could shift their direction to solve problems that impact a
> large section of society it would be much better for them.

Some of these gadgets are science projects suitable for sci-fi movies with little value in real life. These are hi-tech solutions looking for problems that are not there to begin with.
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1/12/2015 | 11:19:25 PM
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I think the worst invention was the e sock.  I know adding an e to things makes them sound cool, but an e sock, come on.  The types of problems such these devices are trying to solve aren't going to save the world any time soon.  I think if tech companies could shift their direction to solve problems that impact a large section of society it would be much better for them.    For example, I can see the device to record a person's life could be use to monitor the elderly remotely.      
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1/12/2015 | 6:02:22 PM
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Agreed, car manufactures have taken headlights to a whole new level. Markers that are created by lasers to help both pedestrians as well as drivers are transforming lighting into an information system.

Intelligent systems hold a lot of promise for the automotive industry. I wonder with the recent drop in fuel prices, whether the automotive industry feels the same way about energy efficient systems.
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1/12/2015 | 5:37:54 PM
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Susan, a few years ago, I heard about the Steamrail Ironing System. It's basically an enclosed cabinet in which a steamer pumps in steam, clothes are hung in the cabinet for around 10 to 15 minutes and supposedly, ironing is complete. It is not exactly a high-tech solution but the idea is nice.

Yes, you are spot on, if I recall correctly, I think it was a jacket that had the ability to auto-wash, in the movie Back to the Future. And, in the television series The Girl from Tomorrow, there was a device on which an individual had to stand and in 15-seconds, washing and ironing both were accomplished. With the fashion in which Nano paints for fabrics are progressing, it seems that this device is already obsolete.

Speaking of devices/discoveries that save labor, 3D printed food is an interesting development. Generally the hypothesis is that if humans did not discover fire then, they would have been limited to a diet of vegetables, fruits and nuts. The calories per gram in such food items are low and it would take on average 8 to 10 hours to chew the vegetables in order to gain the recommended 2,500 of calories needed by the human body. But fire and cooking, unleashed a diet that had a higher calories count per gram -- enabling the community to spend less time on chewing food and more time towards family, work and studies. 3D printed food might enable food creation at the home on a calorie by calorie base and maybe, this would help control obesity levels in developed economies and control food shortages (lower food wastage) in developing economies.   

 
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1/12/2015 | 12:43:19 PM
Cars
A lot of the car tech at the show was pretty exciting. While the Mercedes concept you mentioned probably stole the show, I did really like the BMW laser headlights. They were very cool and could potentially be not quite so far away. 
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