If you feel like products and services are becoming unnecessarily worse, you’re not imagining it
Pay toilets were once a thing on land. They might be coming in the air, sounds like.
Speaking of pay toilets...
This kind of economic behavior also explains 21st century media production and consumption, particularly the streaming services, and especially that infuriating chimera named Netflix.
Thanks! I would love to hear more about the suggestion that this is not random but kind of orchestrated...this is so interesting to hear because sometimes I wonder about this but don’t know how to find out if it is indeed orchestrated...
I guess there's never going back. But....back before I was born, only the rich traveled on planes. Perhaps there's where we're heading now. Eventually, if it's only the rich that can consume throwaway items, there'll be a swing back to old values of quality goods, right? At least, one hopes that'll be the case!
As for social media and paying to be allowed to have your work visible...again, if it's only the ones who can afford to be seen, the backlash will have users going elsewhere...like tiktok.
It's all swings and roundabouts.
I will ruin an airplane seat with a gallon of ripe urine before paying to use something that is in some places called a NECESSARY.
I read a book which mentioned planned obsolescence as the Hot New tactic back in the 60s, but it's really going into overdrive these days.
It’s God’s Will. We have just gone from the “Divine right of Kings” to the “Divine right of Capitalism. “