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Why don’t these things exist? 11 ideas that would make life better

Quick, get onto inventing these and by this time next year, you could be a millionaire.

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THERE ARE LOADS of fantasy items which would make life infinitely more exciting but are yet to be invented – housework-loving robots, teleporters, invisibility cloaks and time travel spring to mind.

But there are other, more obtainable things that – for now – would make life just a little bit better.

The writers over at Business Insider have compiled a list of things they wish people would work on and to each one we said, “Yeah, that would be great. Why doesn’t that already exist?”

They are not major game changers like finding a cure for cancer or solving world hunger. But these are all things we wish entrepreneurs, inventors and would-be Steve Jobs’ would start working on immediately.

(Note for iPhone users: readers can scroll through the captions on each image.)

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  • A wireless charger

  • Mobile ID cards

  • Guest mode on your phone

  • Get me out of here! A location-based app to avoid traffic

  • The shareable super-password

  • A streamlined inbox

  • Interactive mobile phone contact lists

  • Plain English legal documents

  • An exciting 'page not found' page

  • Charge items to someone else's account (as in your boss or your parents)

  • When 2 become 1: a lost item website

If you could invent anything, what would it be? Let us know in the comments section.

-Additional reporting by Sinéad O’Carroll

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