What Kinds of Inventions Will the Economic Downturn Bring?

The Harvard Business Review’s David Silverman looked up companies founded during the Great Depression, as part of a post on economic downturns and innovation. Here’s what he came up with:

* Motorola
* Hewlett-Packard
* Xerox
* Ryder
* Unisys
* Texas Instruments
* Revlon
* Converse
* La-Z-Boy
* Interstate Bakeries (makers of Twinkies)

Rental trucks, recliners, cool shoes, junk food–the inventions transcend categorization. Here’s what I wager the current economic downturn will bring:

-Donuts genetically modified to make you lose weight
-Recliners equipped with a personal food supply, built-in Kegerator, and fold-out TV
-Moving trucks that run on gas, electricity, and solar power
-Cool shoes

Any additional inventions you can think of?