I can't quite remember what brought about this idea but it must have been some daydream about some gadgets or why we'd need to have a gadget that would fold all your clothes and sort them. (Sometimes my mind goes into nerd mode. I'm secretly proud of it.) I can't be bothered with such tasks when I could be doing great things instead! It is amazing to see how far we've come and what might have inspired or caused it.
But it does seem that the more we invented things to make life easier, the more we feel everything needs to be effortless.