The Light Bulb Conspiracy

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Pyramids of Waste (2010) also known as “The light bulb conspiracy” is a documentary about the negative effects of consumerism and planned obsolescence.
The light bulb conspiracy is a theory that the leading manufacturers of incandescent light bulbs have conspired to keep the lifetime of their bulbs far below their real technological capabilities. This way, they ensure the continuous demand for more bulbs and hence, long-term profit for themselves.

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  • Knottyrich 5 years ago

    i guess the most horrible thing is that people think we need to buy and buy and buy...we don't. to think that things can continually grow (economies, civiliations) is just wrong. things need to stay small in order to continue to  stay alive. you shop for need, not because your bored.

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  • Knottyrich 5 years ago

    i guess the most horrible thing is that people think we need to buy and buy and buy...we don't. to think that things can continually grow (economies, civiliations) is just wrong. things need to stay small in order to continue to  stay alive. you shop for need, not because your bored.

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  • Knottyrich 5 years ago

    i guess the most horrible thing is that people think we need to buy and buy and buy...we don't. to think that things can continually grow (economies, civiliations) is just wrong. things need to stay small in order to continue to  stay alive. you shop for need, not because your bored.

    1
  • Knottyrich 5 years ago

    i guess the most horrible thing is that people think we need to buy and buy and buy...we don't. to think that things can continually grow (economies, civiliations) is just wrong. things need to stay small in order to continue to  stay alive. you shop for need, not because your bored.

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  • Knottyrich 5 years ago

    my friend you are SOOOO right. i have a computer from the goodwill ($80) has lasted for 3 yrs, my little tracfone does fine ($20 lasted 6yrs). bought ($800) and drive a 77 pickup (repairs are usually around $100, because a average person can still fix them) NO i-pad-this or i-that, when garden hose gets a leak, i cut it back and fix it for 0.79cts. i use only incandescent bulbs, i SAVE electricity by what everyone should do..SHUT THE LIGHTS OFF. i drive when i need to..walk when i can. i could go on and on....it is very easy to make inexpensive products work just fine. most crap sold, you DON"T need to use.
    the way commercials and media is constantly telling us all the junk, from toothpaste, shampoo to stupid electronics, that we NEED to buy, really sickens me. i cannot believe how corporate giants are willing to kill us all, including themselves, just to drive a yacht and have 3 homes! terrible terrible world.

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  • Knottyrich 5 years ago

    my friend you are SOOOO right. i have a computer from the goodwill ($80) has lasted for 3 yrs, my little tracfone does fine ($20 lasted 6yrs). bought ($800) and drive a 77 pickup (repairs are usually around $100, because a average person can still fix them) NO i-pad-this or i-that, when garden hose gets a leak, i cut it back and fix it for 0.79cts. i use only incandescent bulbs, i SAVE electricity by what everyone should do..SHUT THE LIGHTS OFF. i drive when i need to..walk when i can. i could go on and on....it is very easy to make inexpensive products work just fine. most crap sold, you DON"T need to use.
    the way commercials and media is constantly telling us all the junk, from toothpaste, shampoo to stupid electronics, that we NEED to buy, really sickens me. i cannot believe how corporate giants are willing to kill us all, including themselves, just to drive a yacht and have 3 homes! terrible terrible world.

    1
  • Knottyrich 5 years ago

    my friend you are SOOOO right. i have a computer from the goodwill ($80) has lasted for 3 yrs, my little tracfone does fine ($20 lasted 6yrs). bought ($800) and drive a 77 pickup (repairs are usually around $100, because a average person can still fix them) NO i-pad-this or i-that, when garden hose gets a leak, i cut it back and fix it for 0.79cts. i use only incandescent bulbs, i SAVE electricity by what everyone should do..SHUT THE LIGHTS OFF. i drive when i need to..walk when i can. i could go on and on....it is very easy to make inexpensive products work just fine. most crap sold, you DON"T need to use.
    the way commercials and media is constantly telling us all the junk, from toothpaste, shampoo to stupid electronics, that we NEED to buy, really sickens me. i cannot believe how corporate giants are willing to kill us all, including themselves, just to drive a yacht and have 3 homes! terrible terrible world.

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  • Anthony G. Gelbert 5 years ago

    Henry Ford used to brag to Buckminister Fuller about how he made sure brake linings only lasted a certain time to ensure repeat business. Modern engineering developed the term MTBF (mean time between failure) specifically as a design goal, not a technicality to be determined after the fact. Bill Gates was flabergasted when people were not buying new computers every 18 months to two years. People like me who went over 10 years before buying a new computer (twice! 1984-1996-2007) must have given people like Gates heartburn. I still have my 1997 Toyota Camry and I have never bought a cell phone or an I-pod, I-pad, blackberry, or lap top. They are not necessary. Not all of us have been fooled by the corporate propaganda.
    I can see, however, how this destructive mindset called planned obsolescence contributed to the horror that is the nuclear power plants of today.

    But perhaps the real issue here is not simply the economy or some business model. Perhaps the problem is the inability of a self aware naked killer ape species to handle tool making. When the person in this film cited the possibility of reverting to the stone age if we did away with planned obsolescence as something to be feared, I would like to challenge that person to compare the evils of modern war and industrial toxins to the environment of the stone age. Sure, people didn't live as long. So what? We were in balance. We have literally destroyed our world and many species of innocent life forms because we, like Mickey Mouse in the Walt Disney cartoon "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" with his immature and destructive use of the Sorcerer's majic wand, discovered tool making which led, after several thousand years, to the toxic mess of industrial revolution and the nuclear poison technology. I fear there won't be any Sorcerer showing up to save the day like in the cartoon.
    I enjoyed the movie and I wish I felt hopeful for the future of this planet's welfare like some in the film. I just don't see logical thinking about sustainability of the ecosphere as a high priority among human governments for the forseeable future. They love their power and they love their greed. They are willing to destroy the whole world rather than change. We are ruled by clever, but stupid killers.

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