From “I’ve never heard of it” to “It’s too powerful” – hilarious 10 step response to innovation and invention

The typical path of how people respond to life-changing inventions:

I’ve never heard of it.
I’ve heard of it but don’t understand it.
I understand it, but I don’t see how it’s useful.
I see how it could be fun for rich people, but not me.
I use it, but it’s just a toy.
It’s becoming more useful for me.
I use it all the time.
I could not imagine life without it.
Seriously, people lived without it?
It’s too powerful and needs to be regulated

#1–#9 by Morgan Housel, Time
#10 by @peterpeirce
Thanks for brilliant list, Chris Dixon

Siobhan O’Shea is a freelance writer. She writes about pretty much everything but especially likes to bring readers’ attention to new tech, marketing, human behavior, and other oddities.