Cleaning and drying clothes have come a long way in the past 100 years or so since the invention of the washing machine and dryer. However, according to DVICE, a concept for a new appliance will make those and much else obsolete.
The new concept it called the Luna Wash, developed by Juan Camilo Restrepo Villamizar. It is a sphere that greatly resembled the Death Star that you fill with water and drops in the clothes hamper or basket. The Luna Wash takes care of your dirty clothes in three stages.
First the appliance steams your clothes, burrowing about to get them all, causing them to relax and loosen the dirt in the fibers. Then it switches on an electrostatic charge and suck it inside its metal frame. Finally it blows hot air to dry the clothes. It does not fold and stack the clothes, but one wonders whether that could be an enhancement later on.
If and when the Luna Wash becomes something you can buy at Walmart, it would constitute the greatest engine of creative destruction in decades. Washing machines and dryers would suddenly become obsolete. If all you have to do is fill something with water and drop it in a pile of clothes, a special utility room for washing and drying clothes will no longer be necessary. That means that there will be room for something else, say an extra freezer or a 3D printer (another technological innovation that is changing the world.)
Laundromats would also become obsolete. No more will apartment dwellers have to pile their clothes in the car and drive over and waste hours sitting by the industrial sized washers and dryers waiting for the clothes to be cleaned. That means a lot of retail space is going to open up.
This generation of college students will be the last, if everything comes to fruition, to come home over the weekends and get their moms to do their wash. Now the Luna Wash will be packed awat for the dorm along with the mini fridge.
In short this may be the greatest time and labor saving innovation since women no longer had to wash clothes by hand and hang them up in the back yard on clotheslines to air dry,