The Driver Suit Blog-My Thoughts on Technology…and How it Can Be Improved

By David G. Firestone

We’ve all thought this, but I’m going to say it…WHY CAN’T WE INVENT A UNIVERSAL USB CABLE CONNECTION? I had to look for a cord earlier this week, and I almost had a mental breakdown! I counted, and in total, for five different USB items I have 4 different cables. Because of size and other issues, some cables can’t be used with other items. So why can’t we make a universal USB cable connection?

While we’re on the subject of USB, can we create a USB jack that accepts a USB no matter what side is up? It’s amazing to me that as useful as USB connections are, it get frustrating that you can’t just insert it into a jack, you have to figure out which side is up, and even then it doesn’t always work!

This is 2016. We have better access to information, resources, and technology than at any point in history, yet many things we have to deal with haven’t evolved over time. We also don’t have things we really need. I’ve been saying for years that we need a machine that wakes you up by cooking breakfast for you. We already have a 3 in 1 Breakfast cooker, so why can’t we set it up so when the alarm goes off, it cooks breakfast for you? You could have one little refrigerator compartment that turns hot and cooks the eggs and bacon, and the second compartment is a toaster oven, and the coffee attachment works as well.

One more thing I’m going to complain about, and I think we can all agree on this, could someone please explain to me why in the world smart phones can’t have long-lasting batteries? I get the fact that battery performance lessens over time, but is there any reason my iPhone can’t have a battery that lasts for 2 days at full performance? I get that the sleekness is a selling factor, but if Apple or Samsung came out with a long-lasting battery as part of a standard issue, that would revolutionize the market.

I don’t know, but I think that in this day in age, these kinds of problems shouldn’t be issues. We should have these things fixed, and done right. Maybe it’s me, maybe I’m crazy, I don’t know.

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