Robin Rendle
• San Francisco, California

Our Impatience Is Worth Billions

Casey Johnston:

Waiting in line, waiting for someone at a coffee shop, sitting on a bus—at these moments, people tend not to feel particularly in control. Phones appear automatically in your hand at such moments, and mobile games with deceptively intricate nested tasks that cascade into waves of accomplishment transport you seamlessly to the other side of the moment you feel trapped in.