Mass adoption and the kitchen sink

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In a class a little while ago my client and I were talking about IKEA kitchens, he has one - as do I. The reasons my wife and I chose IKEA when we renovated the apartment we bought were four-fold.

  • Firstly, they were less than 50% of the cost than the nearest local quote and on a budget, that was necessary.

  • Secondly, we were planning on having children and no matter how hard wearing something is, they are likely to damage it and having the IKEA standards means that replacement parts are available and cheap.

  • Next, the place we live in is meant to be an "interim" home until such time we can buy another more suitable and rent this one (hopefully) or sell if we must - this means that we are able to not only replace for renters, we can update the entire look and feel of the kitchen by replacing a few pieces that are available and cheap.

  • Lastly, IKEA kitchens work at least as well and probably better than the ad hoc ones as they have been battle tested millions of times and while this makes them far from unique, IKEA do not want to keep replacing broken pieces which means they evolve components. The components IKEA use are basic but, reliable. Especially given the price.

This is my kitchen near completion in 2015.

It looks identical now bar being messier.

After I listed my reasons as well as some supporting points, my student said that he heard that NASA only send into space technology that has been tested for ten years and while I can't confirm this, it would make sense - at least for critical components. It means that they can be tested, vulnerabilities found and fixed, re-engineered, improved and made much more bulletproof as sending stuff that doesn't work to space is, pretty expensive.

When it comes to cars, the most reliable aren't the ones that have the latest technology included, it is those that have components and systems that have been running mile after mile with low error rates. There is a reason that Toyota is both one of the most reliable cars and the developers of six sigma quality processes. While maybe a little boring, they keep going and they do it relatively cheaply and comfortably. Mass consumption demands reliability when it comes to significant components in the same way NASA demands it for their components so they let it test for 10 years before relying on it.

What is interesting is that Bitcoin has just turned 10 years old this year - the first Blockchain and while NASA might not be sending it to space, perhaps Elon Musk will or any number of other providers as more and more companies start using it for their Quality Management systems (QMS) as as far as keeping records, Blockchains are very reliable and they have proven it many times already.

How many transactions has the Bitcoin blockchain failed to record? How many has the Ethereum Blockchain failed to record? What about Steem?

The statistical representation of Six Sigma describes quantitatively how a process is performing. To achieve Six Sigma — statistically — a process must not produce more than 3.4 defects per million opportunities. A Six Sigma defect is defined as anything outside of customer specifications. A Six Sigma opportunity is then the total quantity of chances for a defect.

Does Blockchain technology qualify as Six Sigma compliant?

So for ten years, the Blockchains have been recording transactions and just like the IKEA kitchen components, been evolving and testing various types of technology looking to improve upon the last. POW becomes POS and dPOS. All are trying to solve various issues of speed, scalability and of course, reliability with various successes and failures and after ten years, the development is getting to the point that it is reliable enough for the brave among the corporations to start making tests of their own.

More are developing and integrating some of the apps for payment, tracking some of their products and even letting their customers follow too. This is mass adoption happening before our eyes and, many people are still worried that it isn't going to happen - even as it is happening. Pretty soon, the tokenization of the world is going to be so commonplace that it will seem like it has always been here, like the microwave oven that heats your food or the flatscreen television that sits in your loungeroom.

While the Blockchains have proven themselves to various degrees of reliability, there are still many question they have to answer in order to scale and transact at the levels they need but, there are more developments made each day. The Blockchains that are able to simplify their processes are the ones that are likely to have longevity because not only will they be easy to learn and use, they will be able to reliably deliver a consistent user experience.

While my kitchen isn't going to win any design awards for innovation, it looks okay, it works well and it has been doing so daily for 5 years now with very little variation in experience. I don't have to think about how my kitchen behaves, I just use it for what I need and go on about my day. This is how the Blockchains and tokens will become adopted - thoughtlessly.

Think about it.

Taraz
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So few people understand where Steem's value comes from, they just write it off as a pyramid scheme; but each day it doesn't collapse the chain gets another 24 hour's worth of credibility; and another 24 hours worth of first mover advantage goes to waste.
The longer you make the chain prove itself to you; the longer you'll have to prove yourself to the chain.

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Wise, intelligent words Matt. I got lost after the kitchen bit...I think I should probably go to bed...

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We each got a kiss goodnight from @frogcake.
Sleep tight :)

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The longer you make the chain prove itself to you; the longer you'll have to prove yourself to the chain.

So few people understand this yet, how many opportunities have they missed in the past?

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and will probably continue to miss. Hindsight is always 20/20, so some never learn, just keep saying "if only."

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I think the next ten years will guarantee that if the cryptos are going to take place of fiat or not.
Of course we want that, but we need to be realistic that if in the next decade they do not switch for cryptos, it is hardest in the future they do that.

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I think adoption to replace fiat currencies will take longer than that but, there will be side by side currencies pretty soon.

We bought our kitchen from Ikea for one reason only, price. Okay, maybe quality too. We wouldn't have paid less of it was going to be shoddy. I'd like to say we took lots of others things into consideration, like you, but I can't. I guess I'm just a cheapskate pure and simple.

I also got from this post that Toyota is a good quality car to buy. Do you have a Toyota? 😁

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Have you been happy with the kitchen? Ours has held up really well.

I drive a Honda, it is near bulletproof in many ways, but is nearing a changeover point.

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We are happy. It's been a few years now, but it's pretty much like the day we bought it.

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The use case for blockchain technology will be the fact that it cuts off the middleman and integrate the possibilities of smart contracts to run processes according to design. This integrates ideally with the other big future tech which will be AI. This will be a match that accelerates technology into a new phase.

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I agree and then compbine it with IoT and there are thousand of potential integrations made for it.

I was having a very similar conversation with a local council officer last Friday. He understood that it might seem new and unfamiliar today but in no time that would change.

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He understood that it might seem new and unfamiliar today but in no time that would change.

With the right catalyst (or combination) I think it will fly through adoption.

@tarazkp, Cool kitchen, hope that you will make some delicious dishes here. Let's see who will send the Bitcoin to space for the first time.

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I guess technically it already goes up there :)

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Then i missed it. 🙂

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Internet signals can bounce around off satellites ;)

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Ha ha......

Change is happening, one day at a time, and you are right, before we know it everyone will just be taking it for granted!

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