Granting us a view of our dystopian future, tinkerer Randy Sarafan combined engineering ingenuity and what looks like extreme depression to make "The Most Useful Machine", an automated channel-surfing aid. One step closer to being completely immobile!
The humorous device pairs an extra large universal remote with a timer-rigged clicking finger that will flip your channel at minute intervals. Should you want a television viewing experience as sad as Sarafan's, he provides detailed instructions online. Soon, you too will be able to lie on your couch, inert, contemplating how life got to be so bad, as you watch 60-second clips of trashy programming - but at least you will be part of the DIY movement. [Instructables via MAKE]