I have a common gripe concerning our ability to launch rockets into space, make computer generated Transformers look real, and create "washable" markers, but we haven't found a way to make an affordable car that doesn't run on fossil fuel. I try not get into conspiracy theory, but come on...that just doesn't make sense.
Here are some other things of which I am baffled by our lack of progress.
Cheetos/Doritos that don't turn your finger's orange.
Re-sealable chip bags. Note to FritoLay: call Ziplock. Easy-peasy. This is, as they say in the consultant world, low hanging fruit.
A vehicle that tells you when you have left something on the roof, BEFORE you pull out of your driveway.
A vehicle that tells you when you have forgotten your laptop on the counter BEFORE you get to work.
Teleportation - GET ON THIS!
Self-cleaning bathtubs/showers. This should be easier than self-cleaning ovens.
A washing machine that detects when tights and items with Velcro get in the same cycle.
A dryer that matches socks.
A dishwasher that tells your significant other when they put something in the wrong spot.
Instruction manuals for children. In any language. I would be willing to hire a translator if it has to be in Chinese.