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From Flip-Flop Mops to Motorized Ice Cream Cones

 - Jul 3, 2009   Updated: Jun 22 2011
Let's face it--if there is an easier way to do something, someone out there will try their best to figure out what it is. This cluster is for all of those who'd rather live off their living room sofa or who just want the ultimate in relaxation.

Check out the gallery above for 15 inventions for the lazy man that include remote-controlled snacks and even snowball makers!

Implications - With the rise of personal computers and other simplifying technological devices, society as a whole has accepted a new standard of work ethic and relaxation practices. Few tasks require manual labor, as most homes and offices are equipped with technological devices and machines that are multi-capable. As a result, products across a variety of industries from furniture to cleaning products and transportation devices are catered to the more easy-going generation of consumers who are accustomed to a certain way of life.