Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, The Grammar Goddess

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Wednesday WOWS!

Wednesday WOWS!I just got a new subscription to Time magazine, something I hadn't had in years. Thanks to a friend who gave me a couple of copies over late summer, I decided to get my own again.

So, this past week's double edition (Nov. 26-Dec. 3) is excellent -- but not just for the stories. I enjoyed it because of a section called "The 50 BEST Inventions," and they're mostly fascinating.

While I thought a few were less than stellar (see way below), there were still a few that I returned to several times to see again.

Here are 5 that caught my eye:

  • The Carry On Suitcase -- which looks like something that frequent travelers might want to investigate
  • Lynq -- a "gadget" for those of us who monitor others who might wander away; a way to pinpoint where they might be at any given time
  • Whill (Model Ci) -- an even better wheelchair (so say its creators) for those who must use one, simple to operate and take apart for easy storage in a car
  • HabitAware Keen -- a bracelet that helps the wearer break bad habits
  • Icon Vulcan 3-D Printer -- a way to help the homeless by printing small homes

Gotta admit, some of the 50 were odd choices, at least to me: A simpler way to apply makeup in the bathroom (seriously?), diamonds forged in plasma, toys that evolve with a baby, an electric skateboard that's easier to carry around, and a Monopoly Cheaters' Edition. That's an invention?

But just seeing what others are working on, largely for the betterment of us all, is wonderful. And having grown up in a world that did not include anything like these ideas -- unless it was the stuff of science fiction -- reminds me of how far I've come and shows me what the future has in store for the next generations.

I hope this link still works for the full list.

What are your thoughts on this? Did you see the article? Are any of the 50 going to help you or someone you know and/or love?

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#4
I guess anything can be so used, John Rylance; I just liked it for tracking those who might wander off without our being able to find them easily.

#3
Thanks as always, Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador! Yeah, some was; some wasn't. But best guess is that we'll each find a few things to like / learn from / maybe even purchase.

John Rylance

3 years ago #4

Thanks for sharing.  Out of interest I looked at the habit aware one. While I could appreciate the value it might have in dissuading people, it firstly made me think of cattle electric fences and cattle prods. Also I had visions of some parents putting it on a child's wrist to dissuade them from thumb sucking. I hope it comes with a warning not suitable for children under 30.

Wow! Some of this stuff is interesting and useful! Thank you for sharing, Susan.

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Thanks, @Bill Stankiewicz!

Great job here congratulations again Susan ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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