By HS (16 years old)
Countless devices for myriads of uses had been invented either accidentally or intentionally throughout history by mankind because our human nature craves for a life filled with comfort and convenience brought about by such innovations. As such, technological advances have indeed added tremendous value and ease to our life and budding innovators across the globe continue to contrive new ideas each day. I, for one, dream constantly of creating a shrinking torchlight.
This shrinking torchlight of mine will shrink any object that comes under its light. To return the same object to its previous size, one simply flashes the light on it twice. For instance, a 4-door cupboard can easily be reduced to 10 percent of its original form to become portable. Since the last twenty odd years, parents have been complaining that their kids are carrying heavy schoolbags and it is turning them into hunchbacks. Dear parents and fellow students, cease your moaning and groaning! Help in the form of the shrinking torchlight is at hand!
The shrinking torchlight not only alleviates burdens for a household, it also has numerous commercial uses. Manufacturers need no longer hire container trucks on land and container ships or bulk carriers at sea to transport their goods, hence saving billions in freight charges. Builders too, will applaud this handy tool. Shrunken bricks and other building materials can be easily hefted up to different levels of a building in no time at all, thus accelerating the delivery of finished structures over to owners and buyers.
This wonderful innovation has no limitation to its usefulness. It is going to be a life-saver to Mother Earth which is dying slowly but surely to mass pollution. As the society becomes moneyed, the purchasing power of individuals has also escalated and so has their dumping tendency. Unlike his forefathers, the affluent man tends to procure unnecessary items and tosses them away without much ado. The Environmental Protection Agency reports the United States produces approximately 220 million tons of trash each year. This is equivalent to burying more than 82,000 football fields six feet deep in compacted garbage. A beam from the shrinking torchlight will effortlessly condense that amount of waste to just 8,200 football fields in two shakes of a lamb’s tail.
As it brings forth an entirely new meaning to the modern era of technology, the shrinking torchlight will be without question, a modern implement in great demand. It is a must-have gadget for every individual, young or old at home, at school and at the workplace. In short, it is going to be a lifestyle of this century!