The world is producing so much stuff that we are running out of materials for it, harming our planet in the process. We make products out of non-recyclable materials, we make products with built-in obsolescence, we make products that only last a few years. All that ends up in a landfill. That can’t be good. It isn’t.
It seems that people are becoming more and more intelligent, but, at the same time, more and more mindless. We don’t think what we are doing outside of things that we are told to do. Our everyday lives are becoming filled with automatic tasks, enabled by everyday conveniences. Everything is on-demand. That makes our lives easier, in a way, but at the same time it disconnects us from it. We are no longer aware of our actions.
In the world full of choice, people are choosing not to choose. We see millions and millions devices produced that serve a few purposes. And we see hundreds of variations of that same device. Different colour, different size, different make, different OS, different connector, different processor, etc., etc. In the end, people just pick the most popular or the best rated option and get on with their lives.