It annoys me greatly that kitchen knife blocks make it hard to select the right implement (especially at times of crisis, such as when I’m cooking).
Even a transparent block makes it hard to see which blade is attached to which handle.
Today’s invention is a block which contains a rotating magazine in which the blades are stored.
A cook can say ‘paring’, ‘bread’, ‘peeling’, ‘carving’ etc to the block’s microphone and its processor will rotate the barrel until it aligns with the single handle, attaching the right blade to it.
There is only one handle to grab, thus minimising culinary stress.
This might also be adapted for use in operating theatres or motor garages.