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 PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE







Have you ever heard of "Planned Obsolescence"? Before 1920s many products were made with the intent to last over time. The problem encountered by companies was the lack of return customers.In the 1920s and 1930s companies began adopting the process of "Planned Obsolescence" many products are designed by companies to have a limited lifecycle and after a predetermined time limit to break or not to be more functioning, though not afford to repair the product because the repair would be too expensive and more convenient to buy a new one. Another type of obsolescence is the perceived obsolescence, the product that we have even if it is working and in good condition with the advertising make us believe that our product is now old, outdated and out of fashion and making us feel inadequate, out of step with times, therefore also for social acceptance we find to buy another product that instead does not serve us... A system of planned obsolescence based consumption is not sustainable for the amount of refuse that is  created and an unnecessary waste of natural resources are not unlimited. Could use an open source  software against  planned obsolescence and avoid changing our pcs every 3-4 years although still working, but with operating systems software now considered obsolete.Another antidote for comsumption and planned obsolescence is thanks to the minimalist lifestyle to eliminate unnecessary  things and try to reuse and recycle things that are old or broken, and especially try to have a greater awareness of our purchases without conditionings.
-Recommend watching the video above"Pyramid of Waste"(2010) AKA The Lightbulb Conspiracy-Planned Obsolescence Documentary-






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