Every now and then someone comes along that changes the game so effectively, and creates such a seismic shift in the way we perceive everyday things that it seems like they must have come from the future.
Some of these life hacks might just change your life for the better. Why? Because they were devised by people living like it's 3020.
1. Get rid of the nightmare of long WiFi passwords
I printed some two-color QR coasters so my guests can connect to the WiFi without asking me for the password from r/functionalprint
This person clearly came from a future, a thousand years from now, where everything is incredibly efficient, and no one needs to worry about anything.
2. A makeshift battery adapter
Need AAs but only have AAAs? Throw a bit of balled up foil in there to both push the battery down on the spring and conduct at the positive end. from r/lifehacks
The concept of different battery sizes is an outdated one, surely? That's what this clever person thought.
3. The whole of Finland is already living in 3020
Finland living in 3020 https://t.co/9JfOQYU1NF— Jan Wolfe (@JanNWolfe) April 23, 2020
Handles for supermarket fridges that you can open with your elbows. Genius.
4. This man and his spaghetti hack win the millennium
This man is living in 3020. pic.twitter.com/FcjIgo2D1L— Not Will Ferrell (@itsWillyFerrell) March 4, 2020
For centuries, human beings have been grappling with the problem of spaghetti length — do you wrap it around the fork, do you cut it up in your plate? That's some very 2020 thinking though. This man is living in 3020.
5. A plastic bin container that dispenses bin bags perfectly
Some people are already in 3020 pic.twitter.com/MTy7TVNrkM— Senje 🐍 (@Miss_Khaimia) March 5, 2020
Why is this not in common use already? Common bin containers are trash compared to this.
6. This makeshift broken toaster fix
We can barely imagine what 3020 will be like, but we're pretty sure toast will be equally important a thousand years from now.
7. The DIY of the future
Drilling a hole in the ceiling? Just attach a plastic cup to your hand drill. Say goodbye to getting pieces of ceiling on your face.
8. A fix for a very 2020 problem
Wearing a face mask for an extended period of time. Sew a button to a headband to keep from destroying your ears. from r/lifehacks
We hope face mask use doesn't become a common occurrence in the future, but if it does, this lady will be remembered as a pioneer.
9. Can I get a pizza with that free smartphone stand?
Recently ordered a delivery pizza? You most likely also ordered yourself a free smartphone stand. Just cut one of the plastic legs off the topper and you're all set.
10. An apocalypse-proof signal booster
Had to strengthen the Wifi on the other side of the house, worked like a charm. from r/techsupportmacgyver
While you'll obviously have to save most of your frying pans for hitting zombies with in the inevitable zombie apocalypse, maybe keep one handy just in case.
11. How people might ignore each other in 3020
don’t bother me I’m in my Game Cube™ pic.twitter.com/9E9fDpPqIm— it’s kiko! (@royalpizzaboy) April 5, 2020
Let's be honest, most of us are more interested in our smartphones than anything else these days. When brain computer interfaces are a thing and we can control computers with our brains, this might be a way we can stare at a screen hands-free all day.
12. A pizza delivery flown straight to your window
We are in 2020 and these people are living in 3020.— Icecream Baba (@vichupedia) April 22, 2020
13. Preparing for overpopulation with these handy toilet doors
Overpopulation could be a serious problem in the future. What does that mean? Less space for people to live in, smaller bathrooms, and clever bathroom door hacks like this one becoming the norm.
14. This fan that also gives you a massage
We're all living in 2020 whilst this guy lives in 3020 pic.twitter.com/yvB3CyjidC— Shakthi Vadakkepat (@v_shakthi) April 27, 2020
Climate change might also mean we're due for longer and longer heatwaves in the coming years. Ingeniously designed fans will, no doubt, become all the rage.
15. If laptops still overheat in 3020, this dad has the solution
Ok, so laptops probably won't still be a thing by 3020. But this is some clever outside-the-egg-carton thinking nonetheless.
16. Prepared in the face of future outbreaks
Let's hope these aren't needed in the future, but this person 3D printed the perfect solution for allowing people to open a faucet using their elbows.
17. Please respect my styrofoam pool float boundaries
Once again, let's hope periodic social distancing measures don't become the norm in the future, but by golly does this man know how to social distance in a crowded store.
18. Spread condiments in style
Mustard gun. That's it, that's the tweet. pic.twitter.com/ABL06V4muU— Daddy Midgard (@AhmadQMZ) March 8, 2020
As the poster of this impressive contraption put it, "Mustard gun. That's it." Nothing more needs to be said.
19. Save the money you'd spend on a locksmith
While we're not sure how common it is for people to break their keys in their locks, we do know it's expensive to call a locksmith. Here's a great way around having to make that call.
20. This lady made her own exoskeleton
This clever person obviously knew that exoskeletons will be a big part of the future. That's why she made her own — let's be honest, quite ridiculous — DIY version.
21. Ramen as a replacement for cement
This makes us wonder what percentage of the house we are living in might be made out of ramen.
22. Carpet bicycle pedals
This kid is living in 3020 — a year where you can freely cycle around barefoot in complete comfort. Utter madness.
23. And finally, the real life-changer
We all know that Pringles will still be around in 3020 and that they'll still be sold in the same old classic Pringles tube. What we didn't know is that this savior would come along to change the way we eat Pringles forever.