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Planned Obsolescence V.1.2 by Olliefant Planned Obsolescence V.1.2 by Olliefant
Planned obsolescence is the bi-product of the free market system. The idea is [for a company] to decrease the lifespan of a product (say, an iPhone) and then sell it, knowing its going to break exactly when designated to, then conveniently come out with the "brand new" model with "all new" features.
"So what?" you say, well, where do you think your old iPhone went? How about your first phone? Your old tube tv?
They're not in the museum. yet.
Comments and favorites are much appreciated :) And to whom it might concern: I'm not editing this.
(c) Olliefant
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greenramble Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Nice work, and the "Planned obsolescence" is so very true, Use of mostly child labour is wrong, but yes they do use far to much child labour, and this is how a free market economy works, well it is now, however it work much better for many hundreds of years.

I really like your conveyor with the people buy in goods then dumping them,  could make a cool animation :)
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Olliefant Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much :)
I've actually thought about making this an animation, but there are just so many good animations on planned obsolescence already all over the internet (mostly youtube).
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greenramble Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
OK I will have a look, thanks
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Olliefant Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
If you're looking to expand your social awareness you should also check out some videos on fractional reserve banking, and so on :)
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SabriMari Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
great clear explanation of the free market sistem, save and shared, its the work of all of us to make concience in the world!
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Olliefant Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much, if you've somehow shared this that makes me so happy :)
You're so right, keep fighting the good fight!
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ForgottenDemigod Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Everything is shit.
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Olliefant Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Pretty close, yeah.
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exetleos Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I do not want to become the devil's advocate!
But this is the system within which we live.
We destroy old things, so we can build new things!
So millions upon millions people can go to their work, every day!
And not only when you decide to buy a new  phone or TV for example!
Now. I'm not saying that the system is good!
but you can't change things like this in a lifetime!
A socio economic restructuring like this was the Industrial Revolution you now!
Ιn this life tigers hunt and kill gazelles to feed their toddlers!
Don't be naive,be careful when subject like this rituse to a simple slogan!

That means, that work was done!
Think like that work as a distraction!

PS: this is not to be received as insult
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Olliefant Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Now, I don't want this to come off as offensive,
but while you are entitled to your opinion, I have the feeling that yours in particular is dangerous.
Dangerous, meaning that its an apathetic, and naive, standpoint.
The most dangerous phrase in the American language is "We've always done things this way", and the notion that
there is nothing to be done about this paradigm is the product of social indoctrination.
Ps: This is not an insult.
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