Behold the Bicymple, a chainless, two wheel unicycle that unnecessarily ‘disrupts’ something that doesn’t need to be disrupted: the bicycle.
The humble bicycle has to count among the greatest of modern inventions, a marvel of industrial design that remains unchanged from the last century when the design was finally perfected to its 2-wheeled form. You know why the design hasn’t changed in a hundred years?
Because the design is pretty much perfect.
I cycle a lot, and I’ve yet to come across a situation when I’ve wanted a different design experience from the bike. Sure, I could do with better gears, better construction material, and better tires. But the design? I’m perfectly happy with that.
The Bicymple is the symptom of a disease of disruption which is incessant about changing things that work perfectly well. This is the equivalent of companies making toasters with built-in Wi-Fi and ‘smart’ refrigerators, because, why not? Whether the changes add any value, or whether the value addition justifies the expense and labor is irrelevant. This is disruption for the sake of disruption.
Which is a sad use of resources, if nothing else.