1. I think that the automatic and robots will give us even more changes, and it’s already here.
    Think of the automatic lawn mower and the vacuum robots and home automation.
    Those are beginning to be pretty common in Scandinavia this days.
    Combine this with the automation else in our life like work and servicees. This will give us much more spare time, but less human interaction.
    So where we are going nowadays, I don’t know.

  2. I was not brought up on lawn mowing – the concept of a slab of grass that does nothing but looks green is still bizarre from where I came from – but on painting chairs, help plant fruit trees in backyard.
    That was valuable lesson I do not see this generation get. When old wooden chair started having its paint peal off, the wood is getting on with age, the job was to repaint it. There was no option to go to the store to get a new one. Or there may be a sentimental attachment to it, because even basic furniture was not so plane boring it is today – the woodwork pattern might remind you of some time period. Find a paint bucket, or if leg fell off, find a way to hammer a nail into it to keep it together for a while longer.

    The idea of fixing, repairing, SOLVING PROBLEM, maximizing benefit of owning something (if you have a plot of land in the backyard, make it feed you, not just look green) seems so foreign to people I talk to. And I will admit, I lost that mindset to an extent too. When a chair is just a metal plate with padding on 4 metal sticks, (1) not a lot of work to upkeep it, (2) its too plain to have any aesthetic attachment to it when it does break (2) when the back of my spinning chair fell off this month, there was not a whole lot of room for repair without advanced metal work to redo the screw threads for it to screw on again.

    Actually, it might not be that advanced, as I remember in mid-90s seeing one guy putting on screw thread on the end of a pipe by sweating over manually driving a thread template nut with a wrench on to it.

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