Indoor plumbing is arguably the greatest invention in the history of humankind (with the possible exception of Peeps sushi). And the porcelain and chrome toilets that grace most bathrooms in the industrialized world work fine. While most people think, "If it ain’t broke, why fix it?" some gadget-happy companies — especially in Japan — say, “Why not?”
Fancy electric high-tech toilets, which the Japanese call super toilets, can be found in more than 72 percent of Japanese households. At minimum they include a bidet feature and often a seat warmer.
High-tech features vary, but most of the toilets use electricity to provide warming, automation and bidet functions.