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Three Gadgets People Have Longed For That Are Now a Reality

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I’m not going to lie. I grew up with the dream of becoming a writer one day, and the thing that I wanted people to invent the most was that telepathic typewriter from The Tommyknockers. In case you aren’t familiar with this particular Stephen King story, the main character is a writer who builds a battery-powered typewriter after coming into contact with a thing buried in the ground. It’s not your everyday typewriter, since it was capable of reading his thoughts and typing up pages and pages of work, even while he was sleeping.

Imagine what the lives of writers would be like if they had a typewriter like this. I just finished reading the book again, so the whole thing is fresh to me. And every time I think about that typewriter, I remember all the other things that we only used to dream about that are real now: smart fridges, telepathic cameras, and gesture control devices.

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This Fridge’s Doors Automatically Lock When There’s An Earthquake

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Japan is an earthquake-prone country, and manufacturers are incorporating some features into basic household appliances to account for this fact. For instance, take Sharp’s revamped line of Plasma Cluster refrigerators that are now equipped with smart earthquake detection systems. When the tremors start, some fridges topple over or spill their contents when the doors are opened. That means wasted food, supplies, and a huge mess to clean up. Well, not anymore. Thanks to the detection system, the fridge’s doors will automatically lock, so the food stays in.

Aside from that, these new line of refrigerators will also come with intelligent monitoring systems installed, which will monitor when the fridge is frequently used and open. This information is then used to optimize the fridge’s cooling schedule. Now that’s interactive.

 

VIA [ Gizmodo ]