World’s Best Widget


hyperbaric chamber

Today’s Daily Prompt:  You’ve been granted magical engineering skills, but you can only use them to build one gadget or machine. What do you build?

I have long bantered about this machine in casual conversation. I feel guilty and selfish and materialistic when I write about it here, given the need for a product that would cure cancer or eliminate world hunger, but here it is anyway:

I wish I could invent a chamber like a hyperbaric chamber or a human-sized microwave oven that would reduce obese people to their appropriate and healthful weight, just by the twirl of a dial and the push of a button.


This certainly isn’t the world’s best machine, because so many in this world are starving. But here in the US, many would love to have it.  Here in the US, many of the poorest people are obese because they eat only fattening food, which is cheaper.


I actually wrote a blog to a prompt similar to this in November…


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