Isaac Asimov peeks into 2014 – Kitchen Appliances

“Gadgetry will continue to relieve mankind of tedious jobs. Kitchen units will be devised that will prepare ‘automeals,’ heating water and converting it to coffee; toasting bread; frying, poaching or scrambling eggs, grilling bacon, and so on. Breakfasts will be ‘ordered’ the night before to be ready by a specified hour the next morning.”
“The appliances of 2014 will have no electric cords, of course, for they will be powered by long- lived batteries running on radioisotopes.” – OpenCulture

Automeals. Nope. Not even close. Sure, there are slowcookers and Georges and all kinds of odd gadgetry. But in no version of 2014 available for general public purchase or use, can you use your cell phone app to order breakfast and it appears on your table minutes after your alarm goes off.

On the second item, household nuclear reactors in every toaster or George, again, not going to happen. On the one hand, they never developed safe and accountable procedures for handling enough plutonium generated in every household to decimate Seattle. On the other, can you imagine the implications to the DHS in every household having the basic building blocks of briefcase WMD’s? Yeah. Not there by a long shot.

Sorry Isaac.

Isaac Asimov invented the internet? Sorry Al.
Isaac Asimov invented the internet? Sorry Al.

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