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    Planned Obsolescence....A curse on consumerism ?

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    papa_umau
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    Planned Obsolescence....A curse on consumerism ?

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 02 Jun 2013, 12:04 pm

    Many people will already be aware that the large multinational manufacturers and retailers have embraced what has become known as "planned obsolescence" so that their wares fail within a pre-determined time period.

    This has been introduced at the design stage so that the turnover of sales of new products is more or less guaranteed instead of these products and machines being long-lasting and durable - as they used to be.

    Now there is a group that are fighting this growing trend and in order to highlight their policies one of them has invented an everlasting light-bulb.

    Benito Muros, ( the inventor of this everlasting light bulb ), is one of the worlds businessmen who havent accepted planned obsolescence. ( This policy is developed by many large multinational companies worldwide and aims to create products that cease to become functional after a period of time determined by the company, so that the product is purchased again ).

    Muros, also created the "SOP Movement" ( Sin Obsolescencia Programada = Without Planned Obsolescence ).

    Read more on this movement from Global Research HERE




    Well, good people, what do you think of that then ?


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    Re: Planned Obsolescence....A curse on consumerism ?

    Post by zathrus on Thu 06 Jun 2013, 11:38 am

    I always suspected that was the case, but that is the first time I have seen it in black and white.

    At one time companies used to be proud of the fact that their machines could last for many years, but now, it seems that that ethic has now gone down the same drain as our money goes down.
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    Re: Planned Obsolescence....A curse on consumerism ?

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 07 Jun 2013, 12:09 pm

    Very well put Zathrus.

    This modern "throwaway" society is one that we have almost all subscribed to these days, and our compliance is what has allowed them to practice this "Planned Obsolescence" policy.


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    Re: Planned Obsolescence....A curse on consumerism ?

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 08 Jun 2013, 10:53 am

    You have to own "stuff" for it to get obsolete and as I own very little stuff it can't wear out, can it ?
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    Re: Planned Obsolescence....A curse on consumerism ?

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 09 Jun 2013, 11:55 am

    Pleading poverty again my dear ? Twisted Evil

    Do you not think that having a decent job as a teacher, as you do, raises you above and beyond the poverty levels that are now very common in Britain ?


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