Lazy “artifact” after another
if the column a list of the most industrious nation, then the Chinese people’s ranking is certainly not low, estimated Japanese neighbors also made the list, because in some people’s minds, Japanese society is like a “hive society “: In a well-organized order, every member is working hard.
Therefore, at first glance, Japanese who are as industrious as worker bees have nothing to do with laziness, but in fact, some jaw-dropping “black technologies” often appear in Japan, allowing people to take a break in all aspects.
As the saying goes, “comfortable but upside down”, is it very comfortable if you can stay in bed? Although this idea itself has the negative attributes of corruption and depravity, the Japanese, known for their hard work, have really invented and created this kind of “rice bug” lifestyle.
Two years ago, a Japanese company launched a lazy bed that integrates functions such as sleeping, eating, surfing the Internet, and storing. The bed is equipped with a computer desk, which can accommodate various sundries such as snacks, magazines, books, paper towels, and even a washing machine and trash can. Theoretically speaking, with this magical bed, you can accomplish almost everything in your life without going to the ground, except for washing up and showing respect.
It seems that washing and rinsing are also troublesome in the eyes of lazy people. Therefore, the Japanese also have magical inventions in these two aspects.
The Japanese invented an automatic bath machine. From the appearance point of view, it is like a large bathtub with a lid. As long as you lie down in use, the machine will automatically apply shower gel to the user, wipe the body and rinse, and apply body lotion after washing. What’s more worrying is that this machine can also clean and disinfect the interior by itself.
Some people also said that lying on the bed and reading, isn’t that the unhealthy way of using eyes that was criticized by the teacher since childhood? This is simply walking on the road to myopia.
The caring lazy artifact will not ignore this problem. Someone has developed a kind of glasses specially suitable for reading and watching TV while lying in bed. It carries out a special vacuum evaporation treatment on one side of the prism, and makes the object clearly reflected in the eyes of the user through the principle of light refraction.
When the lazy artifact develops to this stage, the only problem is how to show respect. In fact, solving this problem is not technically difficult. Perhaps the biggest obstacle lies in psychology-after all, although most people are lazy, they still have a bottom line.
In people’s impression, the Germans are also hard-working people who are not inferior to the Japanese. What’s interesting is that the Germans are not lagging behind in the development of lazy artifacts. For example, the amazing small kitchen utensils that you often see are German inventions.
From how to take out the apple core elegantly to divide a boiled egg into 6 equal parts, the Germans can always come up with various tools to solve the problems in the kitchen. Even the Chinese people are used to chopping green onions. The Germans also invented special The scissors will do it.
The most amazing thing is that the Germans also developed an automatic lace-up shoe. Put on this shoe, step on the sensor placed inside the shoe, and the small motor on the sole will start to work to tighten the shoelace. When you take off your shoes, touch the two heels twice to touch the “Dorothy” sensor on the heel, and the tongue will release a spring to loosen the laces to help you take off the shoes. The more “tall” point of this self-lacing shoe is that it can generate energy when walking without charging, because the energy harvesting system is installed in the shoe, which can convert the energy generated by the user during exercise into electricity.
The creation of leisure
variety lazy artifact of the essence, in fact, is to liberate people from the heavy manual labor out of people to have more time to enjoy their leisure time.
In a society that has become impetuous due to digitalization, many people need to slow down and leave time and space for thinking, while the lazy artifact is working hard to achieve this ideal state.
Ask yourself, how many people remember the last time they sat quietly in a room alone—not watching TV, listening to music, or playing mobile phones—when?
It may be because of forgetfulness that the answer to this question is not found, but it is more likely that such a scene has indeed not appeared for too long, even long enough that people have forgotten it.
At present, the normal state of people’s lives is that all kinds of information are flooding in, and the brain can allocate less and less energy to each piece of information. The boundaries that used to provide us with guidance and help us calm our minds-working days and weekends, 8 hours and off work, public and private, here and there-no longer exist.
Everyone is gradually encountering this dilemma: there are more and more ways to communicate, but less and less words to say. Part of the reason is that people are busy communicating. And precisely because of being busy, the lazy spirit has become a distant belief.
This kind of lazy spirit sometimes even brings some anti-technological tendencies, thinking that previous products are natural “lazy artifacts”. For example, not long ago, the famous actor Eddie Redmayne joined the ranks of those who refused to use smartphones. He switched to an old-fashioned “fool phone” that could only make calls. “Stupid phones” can leave users more free time, and thus become the choice of lazy people again, which is probably not expected by the mobile phone product manager.
From lazy beds to dumb phones, all kinds of lazy inventions strive to make the world a better place, at least to make users think the world is better.
Lazy people change the world, right? From the perspective of life-changing inventions, it seems to make sense: lazy people continue to provide simpler solutions. For example, I wanted to communicate something, but I didn’t bother to run through the mountains and rivers to chat, so I figured out the postal system. Later, Bell, who didn’t even want to send a letter from a feather, invented the “artifact” of communication by the telephone; The mobile phone, which appeared about 30 years ago, allows people to communicate unimpeded with people they want to find while lying in bed or in the sun in the park.
From envelopes and stamps to telephones and mobile phones, this is just a microcosm of lazy people changing the world. In a larger dimension, you can find the mark of lazy inventions everywhere in life.
Lazy “artifact” after another