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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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Melanie-sama Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Student Artist
Wow, I never knew... Terrible to hear about this kind of thing still happening in our world, but I do want to read more about this.
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Olliefant Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Its a very over-looked issue, mostly because the companies in question control the media, they don't want us to stop buying their product.
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Melanie-sama Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Student Artist
Good thing they haven't gotten to the internet yet... And good thing my country doesn't ban connection to certain sites.
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Great message, very cleanly put together. Great job! 
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Olliefant Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you :) so much
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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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