I thought this picture was sort of humorous.
This lady is walking down the street with this big green umbrella, but there is NOT a cloud in the sky.
In fact, you can see in the upper right that it is a beautiful and clear sunny day.
Also, where she is walking, it is clearly shady and cool–so the umbrella is not needed as a sun screen either.
From a technology annoyance perspective, it is long past time to invent something more creative than a cheap, crappy umbrella–like from Charlie Chaplin and The Umbrella–to protect us from elements.
Someone, please come up with a push-button protective bubble that envelops us–clear for visibility, of course–and keeps us dry and temperate.
A beautiful, futuristic clear dome over the city would be nice too, but probably cost prohibitive and not as adjustable for each indiividual and their respective needs.
Hopefully, someday soon. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)