I’ll go so far as to assert that most technological advances are born from something that would be good for people using it. When we put stock in technology and try to be creative for creativity’s sake, we almost always repeat our mistakes. When we try and solve problems instead, we force ourselves to care. Innovation is a natural side effect.
This entire article (really more of an op/ed piece) is worth every minute it takes to read it. Really good. I could have quoted the whole thing.