Why Industrial Design is a noble profession

This TED talk by Hans Rosling about washing machines, highlights why industrial design is so awesome.

http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_and_the_magic_washing_machine.html

Human curiosity and ideas, for the most part, attempts to make life better for everyone. Such a small concept as a washing machine suddenly gives people free time, allows education, helps emancipate women, promotes health- so many abilities and ideas are sent out into the world as a result of mass producing a machine that does something better and helps people.

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