For some reason I was watching The Tyra Show and some woman was on talking about the new innovations in toilets. What could they add to a toilet that it doesn't already have, internet access? Well apparently there are some high tech toilets out there that make your porcelain bowl look like a shit bucket. In Japan they care a lot about their toilets. This woman from Toto Toilets was demonstrating the features of this high tech toilet. It had a motion sensor seat, night light and was even heated for those cold winter nights. To operate this bad boy there was a giant control panel that I guess would be installed on your wall. A control panel, really, for a toilet?
That's not all folks. Now the next feature is mostly for the ladies however it could work for guys. After you are done doing your business, with a push of a button a spraying wand comes out from under you to clean your private areas. Then after that a blow dryer to dry you off, no more wasting time with toilet paper.
Are we getting that lazy and spoiled as a society that we need fully automated toilets? Don't get me wrong I thought it was pretty cool but get this, it comes with a $5200 price tag. I'll spend 2 or 3 grand on a t.v. but not 5 grand on something that I shit in. Other features included music and sounds for more privacy to cover up when you're dropping a deuce.
I understand the concept, it's more sanitary because you are not actually touching the toilet with your hands and it's more convenient. I don't know about you but the toilet is the last thing I'm worrying about in my house. As long as it flushes, I'm good, if not I'm taking my business in the woods.