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Old 12-07-2018, 09:51 PM
 
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Travel mugs that keep stuff cold or hot.

You aren't kidding, most folks don't realize the genius of those things.

You put hot stuff in; it keeps it hot.

You put cold stuff in, it keeps it cold.

How does it KNOW????


(My old boss, a mechanical engineer, used to love that one).
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Thus thread is born out of the thread about "what invention/technology did you not see coming in 1968"...

So... what modern convenience and or technology that exists today at the end of 2018 could you NOT do without?

A dishwasher? A microwave? Personal Computer ? Smart TV? GPS?

I could not do without my smart phone!. It acts as and replaces: my phone, my camera, my GPS device, my maps, almost totally replaces my personal computer , my watch, my calendar, my dictionary, my encyclopedia,
and so much more. I rarely use the computer anymore. I use my smartphone to do almost everything i do on the computer except type or copy long documentation or letters. All in my hand!!

So..what modern convenience can you NOT LIVE without?

( this might tell us what invention is the "best" from this or last century)

My iPhone is a top on my list. (Typing on it as we speak) it’s my telephone and so
much more, but if one is refering to “modern conviences” gosh anything from electronic lighting, indoor plumbing, motor cars and anything invented after 1910.
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:31 PM
 
Location: NYC
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The internet, I can hardly imagine life before it anymore let alone without it ever again.

Also air conditioning - it changed the world too!
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Old 12-08-2018, 12:30 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Internet but not smartphone.
Dishwasher.
Washer. Can live without a dryer but to send older people to haul their laundry to a laundromat is inhumane, imho.
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Old 12-08-2018, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Wooster, Ohio
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Air conditioning, along with OTC allergy medicines that actually work (Nasalcrom, Nasacort), has really improved the quality of life of this allergy sufferer.
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Old 12-08-2018, 07:16 AM
 
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Indoor plumbing.
A/C
Internet.
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Old 12-08-2018, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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Judging from the noises emanating from an adjacent hotel room, I'd say the other guests can't live without the following. Don't click on it unless you really want to know.


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Battery operated sex toys.
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Old 12-08-2018, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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Imagine it's 3am and you 'gotta go'. It's -10* outside and you can't hold it. You'd be using that internet connection to find a place in the FL Keys! I do agree that high speed internet is pretty awesome tho.
Hey, with internet connection I can find a plumber to install indoor plumbing whenever I am tired of outdoor facility ;-)
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Old 12-08-2018, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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  1. Cell phone
  2. Internet, and of course some kind of computer
  3. Air conditioning / furnace
  4. A car so I can go wherever and whenever
  5. And of course, washer/dryer, dishwasher, stove and fridge!
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Old 12-08-2018, 11:05 AM
 
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Internet but not smartphone.
Dishwasher.
Washer. Can live without a dryer but to send older people to haul their laundry to a laundromat is inhumane, imho.
Totally agree with you on the internet/phone thing.

I can remember my mom washing everything on a scrub board in the kitchen sink, hanging them outside on one of those inverted-umbrella shaped dryers, and then setting up an ironing board in the kitchen afterward. And no, we were not poor; my dad worked for NCR and had a side job as a photographer. We lived in a typical 1950s Levitt neighborhood in the suburb of a major city. But for some reason we didn't have a washing machine.

It was probably the late 1950s or early 60s when my mom finally got a washing machine .. but no dryer! The washing machine went into the basement next to the heating equipment. So she still had to hang clothes outdoors, and in freezing weather they were hung on clotheslines in the basement. We had oil heat, like everyone else, which meant the either shutting off the burner to avoid soot getting on the clean clothes as they dried, or leaving it on and shaking any soot off afterward. I think it was the late 1960s before my mom finally got a clothes dryer. She never had a dishwasher; no room for it in the kitchen.

I hate the new "Energy Star" dishwashers. I have one but use it only as a spare dish drying rack, LOL. I wash all dishes etc by hand.
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