We ought to discuss something that you might be a little embarrassed by: toilets and the act of going to the bathroom.
No one’s going to revolutionize plumbing soon, at least from my limited observation, so the Iota had to conform to plumbing standards. The flow of water still had to stay consistent and evacuate the deposited waste. Is there a more business-like way to describe this daily routine of ours?
Iota’s designers envision the toilet being used in homes that need to conserve as much space as possible, and even possibly airplanes. The sealed position for the toilet would muffle the sound of the vacuum flush to give passengers a more comfortable flight, if only by a few decibels.
What other common appliances need a serious redesign? Many of our daily activities, making breakfast, sweeping the floor, taking out the trash, are all so habitual that we don’t remember if they’re the best ways to keep doing them. Where else can we improve the habits of domestic life?