We live in a day of time saving devices. I remember doing laundry with an old ringer washer and hanging the clothes out to dry. Today, we set the washer to the appropriate setting and when the laundry is done I toss it into a dryer and hang it on hangers an hour later wrinkle free.
Things change. Life goes on and progress carries us into a new day with more time to do other things. But, what do we do with it?
Choose a time saving product and write a scene in the past or present reflecting change and innovations. Have fun. Let your imagination carry you to a different place and time and let it reflect in the technology surrounding your characters.