Long ago when I was part of the normal world of people that had to wear pants and drive to work I spent many years working in the medical field where I had to carry a stethoscope everywhere with me in the hospital. I learned you could get into just about any part of a hospital with scrubs and a stethoscope.
I'm not a scuba diver, but I have snorkeled and swam in a pool with goggles enough times to know that the things seriously limit your vision. If I were actually diving in the ocean, I would want my vision to be as open as possible in case Jaws was swimming up behind me or my diving partner was about to try and pants me at 150 feet.
There is no shortage of green gadgets on the market today. Typically you can chose from solar or wind power generators. I have never seen a device that uses both solar and wind power to generate electricity for your gadgets and other needs.
I think most of us have at one time or another sold off a bunch of the junk around our house we didn’t need or want and then had to ship the stuff to buyers around the world. The hard thing for me is always finding a box that will fit whatever it is I am shipping.
Social networking can be a good thing and a bad thing. For some celebrities social networks like Twitter and Facebook are ways to communicate with fans. However, the networks are also a way for fans to ensure that the celebrities don’t get any peace.
My wife is big on things that make no sense to me. For instance, she likes those path lights that are too dim to actually light the path to the house. She also wants to plant things that I know she has no intentions of watering, so they die in a few days.
I have several gaming consoles in my home and that means that I have lots of controllers lying around as well. My son usually ends up leaving the things wherever he happens to be when he is done playing. I once found a Wii remote in the bathroom and was afraid to ask why it was there. I think all gamers have probably wished for a better way to store their controllers at some point.
It looks like we're getting one step closer to having that future we've all imagined. You know, that future we all envisioned when we first played Sim City 2000. Or when we saw Blade Runner for the first time. We may not have flying, or even levitating, cars right now, but at least we're moving in the right direction. And thanks to prototypes like the Solar Powered Road, we can start to think that it may not be another 100 years before we get there.