Appreciate initiating a more holistic dialogue on this subject :) I do believe the automation conversation is important, but I think there’s another one that is being overlooked (referenced by your mention of joy in interacting with a cashier). Anytime we seem to create something out of a “need” to increase convenience, we often seem to forget to ask about the implications on our biology…our thoughts are still governed by a bunch of bio-matter that reacts to our environment. What about all the EMP this kind of environment exposes people too? What happens when we no longer have to physically exchange currency for goods? What happens when we no longer have to interact with strangers (cashiers)? If we know there are biological implications from things like notifications (dopamine addiction), why do we assume these “conveniences” won’t do the same? Just some thought…thanks again for the post!