As part of a contest, the DaVinci Institute, a futurist think tank in Louisville, has encouraged hundreds of people from around the globe to pitch ideas for future inventions.

Some are brilliant. (Who wouldn’t want their house to clean itself?) Others hilarious. (Plaid spray paint?)

The goal of the contest, dubbed the Immortalizer Technology Project, is to publish a futuristic encyclopedia of sorts that’s a compendium of promising entries.

Thomas Frey, the DaVinci Institute’s executive director, thinks he can give time a bit of a shove by throwing the ideas out there.
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