One of Isaac Asimov’s 1964 predictions for how the world would look in 2014 was that “Mankind will suffer badly from the disease of boredom.” Perhaps true, but is the internet really the problem? Of course not - it is the lack of meaning in the information we are overloaded with. This is the real challenge the internet (or any technology) presents. Innovators must bear this in mind when shaping our future with new technology - otherwise far bigger consequences than boredom will soon have to be faced.