Good morning anywhere in the world!
Waking up is a problem (at least for 50% of the population). That's why alarm clocks exist; machines and devices are invented to solve problems. At first they serve one purpose only and need activation to function properly. But over time inventions seem to evolve and become more humane.
Some of them are patiently waiting for some interaction to happen. The alarm clock is no exeption to this, which illustrates this new device: The Glo Pillow is a nice example of calm–technology. You can now start the day browsing your pillow!
Domesticated Alarm Clock (works on grain and sunlight)
Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock (thrilling devices are being invented)
The Turing Alarm Clock by Nick Johnson (clocks are getting smarter)
This one is called the Banpresto DangerBomb Clock. When your alarm goes off in the morning, you have to disconnect the correct wire indicated by the light of the color. Doing it wrong results in loud explosion noises.
Philips.com Wake Up Light (virtual sunshine enters the bedroom)