Human are creative beings. Our ability to manipulate nature led us out of caves and into wooden houses. Then, we went further – rocketing into space. Yet, there are dream inventions that still don’t exist. The best minds in science can’t figure out how to get them up and running, so they remain a figment of our imaginations.
“Honey I Shrunk the Kids” grossed $24,920,434 week one of its release in 1989. (View data.) Why? For centuries, men and women have obsessed over the idea of being smaller (or bigger) in an instant with the aid of a machine. Naturally, this feat is impossible – something to do with molecular structure. Shrinking only occurs through basic dieting, which takes inches of the waistline not height.
Unrequited love: according to studies, 98% of Americans have experienced this feeling. (Must see: Stats on Sex and Relationships) Folklore has offered several solutions to this problem in the form of a liquid that makes a person fall head over heals for the first person he or she sees after taking a sip. Consequently, tales involving this magical elixir typically end in tragedy. The wrong person either drinks it or is stricken by illness suddenly.
Regrets about the past and curiosity regarding the future make some individuals wish they could travel through time. In the late 1800s, writer H.G. Wells penned a book about this very subject titled “The Time Machine”. (Read mini-narrative.) An instant success, its storyline was translated into film and TV. The basic premise of this work involved what all human’s understand about life – even as man improves upon society through technology, social issues still exist that prove difficult to overcome.
Can you imagine the uproar that would occur in the fashion industry if a designer concocted an invisibility cloak? (Check out Harry Potter Product – Invisibility Cloak) At least once, most human beings desire to hide, snoop or play a prank without being seen. Invisibility equals fun and possibly more for those lacking in integrity.
In conclusion, the above are dream inventions that still don’t exist. Maybe some day, they will. Avid inventors just have to stay on task.
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