We think we've reached a technological impasse.
Because that thing you see up there? It's called the FlameStower, and it's a cellphone charger.
But not just any charger. It powers your phone with fire.
Yes, the favorite energy source of Homo erectus
. That's how far back we have to look for contemporary technological innovation.
Don't act surprised, we've been reverting plenty
But evolutionary irony aside, this is advantageous in many settings: camping, power outages, zombie apocalypses, weird sexual fantasies, and generally going off-grid on the lam.
All you need to do is fill a small resevoir with water and place the FlameStower over your fire — presto, charge-o. Best of all? It works in nearly any environment.
So you don't need to let a little thing like a hurricane spoil your Words with Friends match.