Back from the future 08:24 on Friday
I used to think I was interested in the future.
But as much as visions of future can be exciting, I increasingly find future to be boring. All the designers seem to have the same “radical” visions for the future, which become not so radical when you realize how popular they are. Everyone is overly optimistic about how little time it will take us to get there, yet most of those visions will never become reality. In fact, I believe in that we overestimate the short-term future, but I also believe that if we find a truly meaningful and useful vision, it will often become true sooner than expected.
It’s a lot more interesting to envision and design stuff that can be truly meaningful and useful today. Simple things, improved.