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09 Jun 2024, 9:16 pm

I constantly think of things that I wish someone would create (but I'm too lazy to do it myself). For example:

Refrigerators that open from both sides so nothing would get forgotten in the back.
An app that lets you use your phone as a TV remote.
Huge dispensers of food in grocery stores so you can buy things by weight instead of in discrete quantities.
An app that will remind you to do something when you get home rather than at a specific time (this might exist already and I'm not aware of it).

What ideas do you have? Preferably silly and mundane things. It can be feasible or totally impossible, as long as it's useful!

Edit: Please don't criticize people's ideas because they're not realistic. It's just supposed to be fun. :D


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09 Jun 2024, 9:36 pm

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Refrigerators that open from both sides so nothing would get forgotten in the back.


Have you seen the back of a fridge, where are all the cooling parts going to go?


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09 Jun 2024, 9:39 pm

This was actually done a lot in the 80s & early 90s with dry goods (sugar, flour, nuts, candies, trail mix, coffee, etc). They were phased out due to sanitation & product loss. Think children who do gross things (sucking thumbs, lack of washing after bathrooming, etc.) but then stick a hand in the bins to grab some to eat.

A few places were trying this again in the 10s, but that all went away during the covid stay-home orders around here. A few have brought them back since, but I've only seen that in crunchy stores (fresh thyme, trader joe's, whole foods, etc). Our fresh thyme has many put-bag-under-pull-handle dispensers, but then there's the refill problem as these hold much less than big deep bins with scoops.

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Huge dispensers of food in grocery stores so you can buy things by weight instead of in discrete quantities.



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09 Jun 2024, 9:41 pm

funeralxempire wrote:
utterly absurd wrote:
Refrigerators that open from both sides so nothing would get forgotten in the back.


Have you seen the back of a fridge, where are all the cooling parts going to go?

It's not a well thought-out idea.
As I said, it doesn't have to be feasible. Maybe "Things you wish existed" would have been better.


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09 Jun 2024, 9:45 pm

utterly absurd wrote:
funeralxempire wrote:
utterly absurd wrote:
Refrigerators that open from both sides so nothing would get forgotten in the back.


Have you seen the back of a fridge, where are all the cooling parts going to go?

It's not a well thought-out idea.
As I said, it doesn't have to be feasible. Maybe "Things you wish existed" would have been better.


Fair enough.

I think a fridge with two doors on the sides might be more workable with current tech and achieve the same essential idea.


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09 Jun 2024, 10:11 pm

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09 Jun 2024, 10:46 pm

games with photorealistic graphics...games that look like movies


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09 Jun 2024, 10:51 pm

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09 Jun 2024, 11:11 pm

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09 Jun 2024, 11:28 pm

This is yoo Obvious... a headband attachment around the forehead. With a jointed mechanism,with a fake human hand
attached to the end of the lever arm of the mechanism , That is thought and sound powered , designed exclusively for NTs ,Worn only in public,that swings across their face and slaps them ,immediately when they behave or say bad things to any Autistic person . :D :D :D :jester: ....(almost joking )


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09 Jun 2024, 11:33 pm

Jakki wrote:
This is yoo Obvious... a headband attachment around the forehead. With a jointed mechanism,with a fake human hand
attached to the end of the lever arm of the mechanism , That is thought and sound powered , designed exclusively for NTs ,Worn only in public,that swings across their face and slaps them ,immediately when they behave or say bad things to any Autistic person . :D :D :D :jester: ....(almost joking )



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09 Jun 2024, 11:38 pm

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09 Jun 2024, 11:42 pm

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10 Jun 2024, 11:36 am

Self sorting Selective Revolving doors that automatically rotates 360 degrees ,when bullies are detected in any way. Leaving the person entering to be right back outside , after they enter this Revolving door . :roll:


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10 Jun 2024, 11:44 am

Well I live in a flat in the second/third floor and there's no lift and I do keep mentioning to people that they should install a pulley system

So I'm thinking of a pulley system and maybe also like a zip wire type thing from my window to the communal bins so that I can just pop my rubbish out of the window

I mean of course then I would need some kind of remote control system to open the bins up so they would be ready for my rubbish

I love labour saving devices me


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10 Jun 2024, 11:51 am

Remote controls are underused I think. Lamps could be remote controlled especially since switches are often in the most inconvenient places.
Ooh and a remote controlled oven that turns off and automatically takes the food out and you don't have to get up.


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