Planned Obsolescence I

“I don’t call it climate change anymore. It’s such a bland and neutral term for the existential crisis we face. It’s a bit like calling an invading army ‘unexpected visitors’.” George Monbiot (speaking at Oxford Climate Society, March 2018).

Humanity today is engaged in a cycle of endless consumption and economic growth, a kind of hedonic treadmill. Planned Obsolescence – a policy of producing consumer goods that rapidly become obsolete and so require replacing, achieved by frequent changes in design, termination of the supply of spare parts, and the use of non-durable materials.

Planned Obsolescence I. 2020.