The other day at work one of my bosses decided it was time to clean out some of the unneeded stuff in her office. I was tasked with the job of throwing it all out into the trash, most of the things were par for the course. Broken file cabinet, old calendars, miscellaneous office junk, then I came across something that caught my eye. It was a 30-pack of floppy discs, it took me back for a bit. I remember having to use these if I ever wanted to take a report from home to school and now I’m just throwing out a 30-pack of them. It was a stark moment of reflection and realization of just how far technology has come within the past 15 years. A single floppy disc can’t even hold most standard JPEGs. Yet I can get a thumb drive that’s much smaller and can hold 45511.111 more than a standard 3.5 inch floppy disc.
Things stuff as this get me excited for the future, I’m ready to see what it brings. At this point in existence the only thing that’s holding technology back is our imagination. Sure, things will evolve and get better and as interesting as that is, that’s not where my interest lies. I want inventions that is just a thought in some ambitious man or woman’s head. Which brings me to this, the cookie perfection machine. As a man who has eaten many a cookie, I’ve never had a perfect cookie. I’ve had many excellent and truly transcendent cookies, but never a perfect one. This is why I’m excited about the future. The future is now.