Astro Teller's (the lead for Google X) take on an ownership vs. access society, drones, resilience, and not predicting the future. I think a more realistic, and hopeful, analysis of our ever changing culture and world.
Resilience is much like a muscle, needing exertion and some stress to stave off atrophy. Our present heightened awareness of all things triggering and potentially harmful is completely, utterly well intentioned. And could have some unintended consequences.
The part of me that still evaluates a tree based on its tree house capacity did a jig upon reading this fantastic piece. Throughout 10 years in education I have worked with many resilient kids. I have also worked with an alarming number who wilt at the slightest set back. I do think there is much to be learned from scraped knees and forts, and that we would do many kids well to design for resilience and play.
Laundry Love, a non-profit, was started by a dear friend. It is an exemplary human-centered research and design initiative, and I am continually reminded by the vision of Laundry Love to design for what people need, what contributes and supports their humanity and place in society.