Sure, humankind has come a long way since the wheel was invented, but—in the age of WiFi and space tourism—it’s a shame that we’re not driving around in hover cars and delegating household chores to an army of loyal robots. It’s 2014, and that means engineers need to chill with all the location-based thirst apps and start working on things that are important, like a teleporter or a pizza vending machine.
Since we’re not smart enough to design these things on our own, we’ve created a list of inventions that would make modern living 100x easier in the hopes of inspiring a brilliant entrepreneur or engineer. Let’s make these things happen, science. You’ve been slacking lately.