A scary thought hit me while eating breakfast the other day: We’re slowly killing the future of innovation.
Let me explain.
Consider the iPad — The iPad was invented and built by grownups who had to play outside when they were kids. Fast forward to this current generation where the majority of kids sit inside staring at… an iPad.
It sounds funny, but the iPad may actually cause future “iPads” from being dreamed, invented and built.
From the moment we all held an iPad, we knew it was a remarkable piece of technology and art. To build it, a team of brilliant people had to solve crucial problems, invent countless components and continually choose to not give up.
I remember a story one Apple executive told of his team receiving all the parts for the new iPad and then having to figure out how to fit them all into the smallest shell possible. It had to be thin, light and beautiful. How did they do it?