I had my 10-year high school reunion earlier this year, and one moment from the day really stuck out for me.
As part of the event, we all got to revisit a questionnaire we filled out back in 2013, asking a series of questions where we made predictions about what ourselves, and the world would be like in 10 years.
One of these questions was: "What new invention or innovation do you hope will exist in 10 years?"
Most of us put something stupid, like flying cars, or similar.
But I thought about it for a while...and asked a few of my friends nearby:
What truly groundbreaking new innovation HAS there been in the last 10 years? Or heck even the last 20?
None of us could think of any. Just microscopic improvements on already existing tech knick knacks like TVs, phones, and other miscellaneous devices.
Of course, this led to me ranting about #Bitcoin for half an hour, how innovation has completely tanked in recent history due to the monetary destruction of fiat (h/t @saifedean for this video which really led me onto this:
So, I bring this question to the interwebs:
Can you think of a truly groundbreaking new innovation that's been introduced to the world in the last decade, which tangibly improved human lives at scale?