Some things in this world just should exist in reality. Tell me some things that should be invented! We all need things to make our lives easier!

#1

Proper male birthcontrol

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#3

A home machine that converts single-use, disposable plastic items such as flatware, bottles and packaging into filament for 3D printing.

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RaisedByCats
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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The problem is that each type of plastic needs to be extruded at a different temperature and rate so the end filament needs to be made of a consistent plastic Making good PLA filament isn't easy (the use of PLA filament for 3D printers was invented here in New Zealand) - it needs to be heated to a consistent temperature and then cooled in a controlled manner otherwise it get brittle. Cheap PLA filament isn't usually pure and contains modifiers. PLA at least is pretty human safe, a lot of filament isn't nice stuff when heated up and as for some random household plastic... There is a lot of effort going into reusing the plastic from failed prints (which is generally the cleanest) but making it into new filament but even that isn't pure any more. I've seen chopped waste filament used for art projects, the plastic is arranged together in an image and heat pressed (see Geeko Farm episode 92) and I've also seen a machine which takes milk bottle lids from sorted household waste and tiles

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#4

The Babel Fish implant! Eliminate the language barrier between every human! Talking to and getting to know everyone else becomes possible, realizing like-minded people are all around us moves to the foreground, MANY things get solved quickly.

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was wondering where I’d heard the phrase ‘Babel fish’ before, since it seemed pretty familiar. Then I realized it’s from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Tbh a lot of the fictional ideas in them are great.

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#5

Windscreen Wipers for glasses. Rain is an utter pain 😂

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#6

Resealable bags for cereal bags! I mean, we've got them for everything else but.

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Angie Falzarano
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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Some boxed cereals did have them for a while. The mega bags do have them.

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#7

A way to turn on the compassion of every human being.

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#8

A genuine, functioning lie detector.

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Danish Susanne
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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That would be great if you could use them on the politicians you contemplated voting for.

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#9

A way of instantly being able to verify claims made online and identify their origin, and to identify decisions and statements influenced by lobbyists (as well as which ones).

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John Kremm
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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This already exists, albeit in primitive forms. It's called common sense, and when utilized with a modicum of education, can lead the majority of people to see through the ignorant conspiracies and garbage that is so prevalent in the world.

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#10

-A reverse flashlight. I wanna send someone to the void.
-A way to watch our dreams on recording later on.
-A way to be invisible. Honestly, the way I see it, if we could just figure out how to bend light waves around us, it could be possible.

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#11

Hearing aids that are waterproof. Currently I don't believe there are any on the market that you can wear in water, and that's kind of a problem if lifeguards need to get your attention

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#13

A working fusion reactor would be nice

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Danish Susanne
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3 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And it is being worked on, but remember the only one we know about is the sun!

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#14

A worldwide system of measurement.

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, we do have the Metric System - which people in the US normally avoid like Chernobyl

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#15

Phones with slap buttons. An hand can spring from the phone and slap whoever offended you on the other end.

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This feels like something that is wildly open to abuse, but I love the intention behind it.

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#16

some sort of artificial genie *this is a thinly veiled disguise to say that i just want a everything-fixer.

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#17

Shrink and enlargement rays to be used specifically on cars. Parking is a war where I come from.

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love this idea - it would be super cool to put your car in your pocket.

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#18

More love, abolish hate!

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like your idea, but this already exists. It's called Valid Emotions 'R Us.

#19

A functioning, Star Trek-style replicator.

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And while we are at it: not only the replicator, but also the holodeck and beaming.

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#20

I'd love it if some genius scientist could breed a snail that ate only weeds.

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Jeanne
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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

pull the weeds and let them feed the soil while decomposing, they'll act as cover for the soil preventing dryness and will help reduce need for watering :)

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#21

Car alarms ...instead of the car beeping or honking, have the device on your keychain alert you to something amiss with your vehicle.

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Instead of beeping have it play Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix

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#22

A Time Machine where I could go back and see what really happened historically. I’d want to be invisible though, as to not change history (though I may be tempted!). What was this Jesus person really like? How did the pyramids get built? I’d also like the fast forward option to get through the boring stuff.

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#23

Wheelchairs that can go everywhere (without being the size of a tank)

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#24

I want a butler program running on a house computer with enough processing power to filter the internet. I don't want my refrigerator telling the cloud that my milk is expired, I want it telling the butler program. Program could screen calls and texts and run anti-virus software. Our homes need to be defended, not open to cyberspace. "I'm terribly sorry, my employer is indisposed."

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#25

A brain to brain USB transfer, for selected information

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I want a way to delete stuff from my ageing brain that I no longer need, to free up room for things like the reason I went upstairs. I can remember a list of products and their numbers that I memorised in 1982...I haven't worked at that company since 1991.

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#26

A way to know in advance if my attempt to connect with someone I encounter will result in wading through a seemingly inescapable barrage of uninvited platitudes, disguised self-gaslights masquerading as affirmations, emotional fakery, or inanery.

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#27

Quantum Commuting. Think of the time savings!

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Danish Susanne
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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And the beautiful landscapes possible if we didn't need to cover them with asfalt roads.

#28

A brain implant that increases sleep efficiency. So I sleep for, let's say, 5 hours but I feel like and get the effect of sleeping 8. This is so I can sleep for 8 hours and feel like I slept 11 or so :D

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Danish Susanne
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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As I understand it, the sleep is a time when you brain is cleansed of stuff, that is not good for it, and I am sure, that it cannot be speeded up without risk of damage to your brain.

#30

Seedless strawberries.

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#31

A system of active camouflage using micro cameras and optical fibres/leds.
Cameras pickup light that is transmitted 180 degrees to light emitting optical fibres/leds. Basically showing the background at the front of the object/ person.
We already have the ability and the technology to do it.

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#32

No stereotypes ever. It is annoying hearing everything about America when it comes to guns even if it is true everyone seems to automatically assume it is America no matter what.

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sorry ment to say like a brain erasing machine for sterotypes.

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#33

A machine where you either stand up or lay down. There's a scan that goes through you and can tell what it wrong with you on different levels, then if activated, another scan that repairs whatever you said yes to. Could be for bleeding, lesions, poison ivy, and more serious damages like a bullet, cancer, etc.

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#34

Some kind of tool to get your sleeve straightened out/unbunched from under your jacket if anyone knows what I’m talking about

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#35

An IRL CTRL+Z function.

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Also, a ctrlc ctrlv function. U get to copy anyone and anything, including yourself

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#36

Some way to use that little sliver of soap after the bar is used up. (My dreams are small...)

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Danish Susanne
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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My mom pressed it onto the new bar, when they were both wet. It stuck on and was used up that way.

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#37

When someone stops their vehicle on the crosswalk at a red light, a sonic beam hits their window and says, "you're blocking the crosswalk you entitled jerk". The sonic beam will produce a sound that is irritating, sets their teeth on edge, drowns out their sound systems and continues until their either unblock the crosswalk or the light is no longer red.

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Robert Trebor
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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would like a device which would send idiot drivers to the curb, shut their engines off, and not allow them to start again.

#38

A painless way to shave hair!

I hate having to look for other options to try to get rid of my hair- so far I haven’t found any options.

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#39

Easy pitch tent! I always struggle 💀

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#40

easy way to find the start of tape/toilet paper

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Robert Trebor
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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why do they mount those toilet paper dispensers so low that you almost have to get on the floor to get any?

#41

faster updating time…

my computer takes forever and gets hotter than the sun while doing so

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#42

Maybe a way to make bullets smell or color the fingers. There would be exceptions of course and it must be non-alarming to animals. This would allow persons to know that recent bullet handling has happened and that there is the probability of a loaded weapon nearby.

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i saw your issues RaisedByCats & Penguin Panda Pop, I am someone who is fond of Trap & Skeet, I've lived Paterson NJ where there are explosive detectors. I was just thinking Maybe, maybe there's a way to attack the gun death crisis without repressing gun ownership or complicating hunting. I can handle these downvotes for my idea but not my hope. So, what are your ideas? Let's brainstorm. So the "getting shot stinks" thing is no go. What are we not seeing that may be obvious. Something that wouldn't hinder defense. Mental health resource info on cartridge boxes like cigarette packs??

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#43

Using nuclear energy to incinerate plastics and garbage instead of weaponry.

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