We live in a time of rapid technological invention.

We consider ourselves an advanced culture, I mean we can map the fucking human genome. And we have the Internet, and Velcro, and Buckyballs.

And yet, more than once a day every one of us uses this random bit of aging victorian technology.

The Toilet is basically the same as it was in 1850. There have been small improvements, water pressure, heated seats, bidet-with-blow-dry, built-in nature sounds and lotion impregnated toilet paper. But these are all peripheral, why has there been no apparent research in new ways of handling bodly wastes. There must be a better way. You'd think that something so frequently used would have been improved upon dramaticaly in the last century and a half.