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Top Ten Useful Things That May Not Have Been Invented Yet...

Updated on December 15, 2011
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Top ten useful things that may not have been invented yet…

This weeks top ten:

10 Oops-Back™:

Automatic Un-send button for emails you should not have sent in the last 24 hours...

with bonus feature that allows you to retract "reply all" when you meant "reply"

9 Bangs-Back™:

Bangs reattacher for four-year olds with scissors...

8 Boss-Back™:

The boss is five seconds away from looking over your shoulder, blue tooth operated automatic pop up, with complex spreadsheet… 


7 Gotcha-Back™ or IPS (Intuitive Positioning System):

GPS that knows where you meant to go…


6 Back-Door-No-More

Non-invasive prostate tests…




5 Get-You-Back-MagiGallon

Hidden gas tank for when it says empty, it should be empty, but there's twenty miles in the secret reserve…



4 Back-Up-Ladder-Buddy

A system to retrieve whatever you forgot to take up the ladder with you…



3 Dish-Back

Food un-burner…



2 Honey-Hurry-Back

Anniversary pause button; safely freezes time until you return with suitable gift and card for wife…





1 WordsBack

Statement retractor allows you to rewind and remove the comment you so inadvisably made a few seconds ago…




And this week's special, a full ten percent extra at no charge (just pay additional shipping and handling)

Back-Up-Back-Up

Anything that would stop…

“The file you have been working on contains a fatal error. The program will close immediately.”

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    • sunforged profile image

      sunforged 6 years ago from Sunforged.com

      10 and 8 have been invented.

      Fun list though.

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      ChrisLincoln 6 years ago from Orange (or Lemon...) County, California

      True, but you have to get clever and add code, the real deal would be anticipatory, no clicks, the computer would just know... :) I'll edit and clarify...

      Thanks for reading/commenting

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      sunforged 6 years ago from Sunforged.com

      Your right, you do need to be able to anticipate the Boss and hit a key in time. A solution would be to drug the Boss, while he is unconscious, simply tag him with a bluetooth implant - synch the bluetooth device to trigger the pop up when the Boss enters a visual proximity to your screen.

      I hope someone gets right on it!

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      ChrisLincoln 6 years ago from Orange (or Lemon...) County, California

      Bluetooth on the Boss - BRILLIANT! Just like a bell on cat...

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      puter_dr 6 years ago from Midwest USA

      Gmail has that unsend feature if you catch it soon enough

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      ChrisLincoln 6 years ago from Orange (or Lemon...) County, California

      puter_dr

      Can't fix that pesky realization the next morning that, last night, you hit reply all instead of reply, and now everyone knows that some guy is an a**hole...

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      suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

      I wouldn't mind some kind of customer zapper. It would have to be non-lethal and they would never know it came from me. It would shock them into politeness.

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      ChrisLincoln 6 years ago from Orange (or Lemon...) County, California

      suziecat,

      The collective genius on hubpages is not to be underestimated... How about a simple device that sends a message through the impolite person's earpiece or phone (as talking to you, the live person, is not as important as whatever is coming over their phone.)

      I'd like to suggest "You are being rude, don't make me call your mother", and loud enough for anyone in the vicinity to hear

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      suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

      That would work so well. I thought about inflicting minor discomfort but embarassment would work too.

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      Lori J Latimer 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      This Hub is very entertaining, and I would love to see some of these inventions take off... Thanks for sharing. :0)

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      ChrisLincoln 6 years ago from Orange (or Lemon...) County, California

      Thanks for reading and leaving a comment Lilly,

      C

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      nextstopjupiter 6 years ago from here, there and everywhere

      Had a lot of fun reading this hub, can´t wait that these useful things become reality!

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      ChrisLincoln 6 years ago from Orange (or Lemon...) County, California

      nextstopjupiter,

      Thanks for droping by on your way to the gas giant.

      And for leaving a comment...

      And the follow, very much appreciated...

      Chris

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      Susan Mills 6 years ago from Indiana

      How did I miss this? I love it! Your mind is an endless cavern of funniness!

      I have one- I want a flush-back, for when you've flushed and realize you should have plunged first-esp. for when you're away from home.

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      ChrisLincoln 6 years ago from Orange (or Lemon...) County, California

      Sue,

      Thanks for adding the missing poo ingredient! You truly are the master!!!!

      Chris

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      Neha 5 years ago

      Good job

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      ChrisLincoln 5 years ago from Orange (or Lemon...) County, California

      neha,

      thank you!

      c

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      ChrisLincoln 5 years ago from Orange (or Lemon...) County, California

      thank you :)

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