I occasionally engage ‘people’ in discussion about stuff they don’t know. It is something I should not do since it is something that makes neither them nor me happy. The other day I described the idea of ‘3D Printing’ to a person and why it has relevance to their business. Instead of keen interest I get dismissal, mockery, hostility, glassy eyed stares, or star trek references. People arr ‘not buying it’. People do not believe that something like 3D printing ‘will every have relevance in their lives’ and it will always be something ‘done in some university far far away’.
I explained the implications of 3D printing in a Games Workshop store. Same glassy-eyed stares. Dismissal. Same “Nah, I am not expecting this for decades“. When I told them – guys you will have one in the back of your store in five years or so, they thought I was some crazy old cow talking out of her pie hole. “What have you been smoking”, etc.