I live in the 21st century. I can communicate and exchange information with people across the globe in real via the internet, which I can access wirelessly through my choice of a number of mobile devices. I can stream movies and television shows in high definition to my flat screen TV. I am surrounded by technology that is the heart of yesteryear's science fiction.
And yet, there is one piece of technology that stands head and shoulders above the rest. A device that manages to astound me every single day with its flawless execution. The thermos. Technology that's over a century old still impresses me more than the fact that I can watch breaking news coverage on my mobile phone while standing at a bus stop. I guess I place a high value on the ability to have my coffee hot half a day after I brew it.