A new survey asked people what technology they couldn't live without and they are:

High-speed broadband cable . . . the Internet . . . the washing machine . . . email . . . the fridge . . . the freezer . . . the microwave . . . the dishwasher . . . satellite TV . . . and glasses.

(Actually, it's a British list, so "tea kettle" was in the top ten. But let's get real.)