Calling all product designers, Time Tech have produced their yearly Top 25 Best Inventions! Wondering what will make the cut?
First let's see what their criterias are for a "great invention":
'What makes an invention great? Sometimes it solves a problem you didn’t think could be solved. Skyscrapers can’t turn invisible. Pens can’t write in midair. Paraplegics can’t walk. Except now they can. And sometimes an invention solves a problem you didn’t know you had. Maybe you didn’t realize you needed to eat a doughnut and a croissant at the same time, or resurrect an extinct frog, or turn your entire body into a living password. Now you do.'
So let's see the top 5 put together for us this year:
|#1. The Driverless (Toy) Car, a $200 game in |
which toy cars can drive themselves.
|#2. A “lightbox”: a 20-by-10-ft. (6 by 3 m) structure covered with 196 panels of 4,096 LED bulbs each |
to simulate the extreme light in outer space, created for the film Gravity.
|#3. Alcoholic Coffee|
|#4. Sony DSC-QX100, which clips onto your phone |
or can work remotely.
|#5. The cronut - made of croissant-style pastry that’s fried like a doughnut, |
filled with cream and topped with glaze
To find out more about the next 20 inventions on their list, check out the Time Tech blog post here.