Suggestions to Make the World a Better Place
Some possibilities: Plumber's Plum, Strawberry Sound Man, Tangerine Toilet, and Duct l'Orange.
Household Pneumatic Tubes.
The pizza could be zipped to a tube above the kitchen table, like those tubes at drive-through banks.
We could also have pneumatic garbage & recycling disposal.
Everyone forgets about all social and political hierarchy; no one can tell anyone else what to do.
If it works out, we can make it permanent.
No one who wants to be President should be allowed to be President.
This one doesn't need any further explanation, does it? Car Trains.
Just drive your car onto the train, let the train take everyone from city to city & drive off at your destination.
To further diminish damage to the planet, the train routes should be entirely enclosed in a metal mesh that allows fresh air and light but doesn't let animals on the tracks where they could be hit.
The entire roof of these trainways should be covered in solar panels - miles of them.
All of the energy to run the trains would come from the solar panels over the train tracks.
Honking only in emergencies.
Children should be indoctrinated from birth to only honk their car horns in emergency situations, not to punish someone who made a mistake driving.
No More Beeping.
Devices should not be made to beep unnecessarily.
At the very least, the beep feature should be able to be disabled by the user.
Especially egregious beepers are microwave ovens, camcorders and digital clocks.
"Yes, I know I just pressed your button.
You don't have to beep at me!" Magnetic crossings for the blind.
Canes should have magnetic tips that would allow the user to feel a magnetic signal at a cross walk.
So, instead of a chirping sound, which is fine for the blind but doesn't really help the deaf, crosswalks would switch the polarity of electric magnets embedded in the sidewalk.
A pull for "walk" & a push for "don't walk".
Instead of a winner-take-all system, we should move to a more democratic proportional representation of parties.
This would allow a foothold for third parties, as well as helping to free people up to vote their consciences.
Do away with the Electoral College.
I thought I would add my voice to the voices of modernity calling for a true democratic electoral system.
Let teenagers sleep late.
It's unnatural for teenagers to do math (or anything else) at 8:30 in the morning.
High school schedules should reflect adolescent physiology and begin at 1:20 in the afternoon.
They could break for siesta at 5:00 and then continue after supper until 11:00 or midnight.
This would have the added benefit of giving teenagers something structured & constructive to do at night.