Laziness -> Invention

The old adage goes – ‘laziness is the mother of all invention’. Typically when a new invention comes up, it meets resistance for people who are used to the status quo, and denounce the new effort or time-saving invention as a farce, a device for the lazy. For instance, the automatic gear was once condemned as a luxury device for the lazy – “if you can’t even be bothered to stick out a leg and change your gear, why drive a car?”.

Of course, history has proven otherwise – automatic gear sticks are now very much the default in new cars. People get used to it, prefer it for the time and effort saved, and after a (short) while, the chorus of condemnation are all but forgotten.

That said, what’s your take on this?

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