What technology exists that most people probably don’t know about & would totally blow their minds?

That is the title of a new Reddit thread, reproduced here.  Overall I am not blown away by the nominations and I find few of them in my own everyday life.  Here is one example:

ALON – transparent aluminium, you can have a window that don’t break!!!


Here is further information, with photos.  Cool enough, but not as good as cheap quality education and health care.  And it costs 20k per square meter, at least according to that article.

I’m ready to call the great stagnation over when driverless cars are in the hands of the middle class, but that’s still a while away.  Steady deflation for education and health care expenditures would do it too, and I can see this will come for education but not for health care.  As for Google Glass, I will review it once they sell me one.  I’d also claim the end of stagnation if we saw a 2% yearly rise in the median real wage on a sustained basis, say most of the years out of a ten-year period.

In the meantime, here is a robot which pours you a beer.

For the pointer I thank Max Roser.


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