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Entrepreneur and digital genius Julie Meyer has kindly offered The Third Estate the following insight into her daily routine.
This morning started out badly. Having woken up hungry, I looked in my cupboard, and, lo and behold, I was out of bread and butter. I sat there grumpily for a while until I remembered: there’s no problem that doesn’t have a digital solution. So I tweeted my secretary and asked her to buy me some food. “@mindy get me a bacon sandwich from pret a manger LOL”, I wrote. Thanks to my ingenuity, the sandwich was there waiting for me when I arrived at the office. Not only that, but I coded myself some digital @coffee to wash it down with. Delicious.
As I walked to work, I passed a long queue of people at the bus stop. Some were grumbling that the bus hadn’t come. It was @depressing that so many of them thought it was the job of the government or the “bus driver” to get them to work. What they fail to grasp is that in the future we will all be passenger-bus drivers. The only thing making them late for work is a lack of #vision.
Even in the office I had to deal with people still living in the 1990s. One of my new interns came up to speak to me. “Excuse me” he said, “could you tell me where the toilets are?” “Digitisation! Entrepreneurship!” I replied. He just looked at me blankly. “Digita Digita Digital!” I continued. He just wondered off looking confused. You’d think these youngsters would be able to understand the language of the future1
Lunchtime, however, was a typically 21st century affair. Rather than schlap all the way to my favourite eatery, I decided to travel there on google streetview. The journey was great, but the service was awful. An hour had elapsed and still nobody had serve me any food. Indeed no waiter had even shown up at my desk. Instead I had to get by on another digital @coffee.
All in all, it was a relief to get home to hubby at the end of the day. He’s my only true soulmate in this world. Knowing I’d be tired after a long day he already had dinner prepared. He sold me two baked potatoes for half a bit coin a piece, and threw in some mushrooms at a 15% discount. I was so proud that he’d turned a mundane household task into a thriving enterprise worth several hundred pounds a year. And that, my friends, is what this country needs more of, if we’re ever going to get the #economy rolling again: Vision! Enterprise! Digitisation!
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