For the past ten years Coffee has either been (good for you) or (bad for you). While confusing over that period I suspect that in fact someone will find that coffee is ultimately bad for you. At that point there will be a last cup of Joe consumed and then as a nation we will shut off our coffee pots and move to the next big thing.
What is that next big thing? Why are we, like lemmings, always seeking the next thing? Keeping up with the Joneses they used to call it – never letting the other guy get to far ahead. But I think we have forgotten the value proposition of what the world around us brings.
It’s not about the next big thing.
It is about changing the world around us and making the world a better place. Embracing technology to do things that frees human beings from drudgery is a great thing. Not washing dishes by hand is a technology innovation. Not going to the river to do your laundry is a good thing.
Technologies are a healing, growing valuable resource to make our lives better.
So hug your coffee pot.
Buy your washer and dryer a card. What once was world of drudgery is a little less so (automated robots that sweep your floor every night a 2 am are great. Now how about a robot that follows my kids around and picks up after them)?