13+ Inventions We Never Thought Possible, But Here We Are

Diply 29 Jun 2018

To say that we live in an incredible age of technological advancements is a bit of an understatement.

We have tiny computers with the whole of human knowledge that we carry around in our pockets. Robots vacuum our homes. Soon, cars will drive themselves.

But those are just a few of the more well-publicized inventions.

Take a look at these other marvels of human ingenuity you might not have heard of.

1. Who needs a phone when you've got skin?

YouTube | Cicret Bracelet

The Cicret Bracelet somehow turns your skin into a touchscreen. No more worrying about losing your phone. And cracked screens are a thing of the past unless you don't moisturize.

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2. Face it, selfies are just a part of everyday life now.

Reddit | TiresOnFire

This contraptions lets you take selfies in front of the Idaho Potato Museum. You didn't know there was an Idaho Potato Museum? What are you even doing with your life?

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3. This handy gadget will help you regulate your body temperature.

YouTube | Embr Wave

Whether you need to warm up or cool down, the Embr Wave, a handy wearable about the size of a watch, can help keep you comfortable.

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4. Temi is your own personal robot.

YouTube | Futurist

If Alexa and Siri aren't enough for you, then you probably need your own robot that serves as your DJ, personal assistant, media hub, and more.

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5. Pollution making it hard to breathe? The Breaze can help with that.

YouTube | Min Fu

OK, so yeah, it looks a little weird... Fine, a lot weird. But if you live somewhere where pollution is a problem, it could be a real life-saver.

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6. This robot can help kids learn.

YouTube | Futurist

Which could be a little scary for teachers. But maybe Robobo can find ways to help kids with learning disabilities or just provide a little extra education at home.

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7. Are you starting to sense a theme with all the robots?

YouTube | innovation top

Jibo does...well, pretty much what you expect a scary robot from the future to do. You know, recognize your face, make appointments, plan the robot uprising. The usual.

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8. eSight glasses help the legally blind see.

YouTube | The Chicago Lighthouse Adaptive Technology Center

According to eSight's website, these glasses allow "the visually impaired to see the faces of loved ones, read, work, study..." We really do live in amazing times.

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9. Finally, a cup of coffee that stays the perfect temperature from the first sip to the last.

YouTube | jettlash1000

The Ember Mug lets you customize the temp of your tea or coffee so it's just right for you.

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10. These Thyssenkrupp Elevators don't just move up and down.

YouTube | thyssenkrupp

Nope, they also move side to side. That might not sound like a huge deal, but it could save a ton of time and help people with mobility issues too.

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11. The Adidas 4D adapts to the shape of your foot as it moves.

YouTube | Seth Fowler

There are a ton of athletic shoes out there, but if this one does everything it claims, it could help you run or walk for longer more comfortably.

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12. Willow Wearable Breast Pump could be a game changer for new moms. 

YouTube | Willow

As moms often find out the hard way, breast pumps are no fun. They're loud and bulky, but this device seriously changed the game for new moms — it has no cord, bottles, or tubes.

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13. Maybe the term "tire fire" can be a thing of the past.

YouTube | Michelin

Michelin is working on a tire that's "an airless, rechargable, 3-D printed organic tire, developed from bio-sourced, biodegradable materials."

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14. Bempu is a tiny bracelet that helps monitor a baby's body temperature.

YouTube | Siemens Stiftung

Babies, especially those without enough body fat, are susceptible to hypothermia. This could be huge help for premies or babies in impoverished countries.

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15. Magic Leap is making augmented reality even wilder.

YouTube | Sam Sheffer

With augmented reality googles, you can make it seem like you're holding a tiny elephant in your hand or that wales are splashing around your living room. No booze required.

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16. Forget ride sharing: Self-driving cars are here.

YouTube | Waymo

How would you like it if you ordered a Lyft and it showed up with no driver? As long as Uber Eats delivers my food on time, I don't care who's behind the wheel.

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