Planned Obsolescence

It’s Your Fault

Mansoor Aldosari
1 min readMay 4, 2024
Photo by Jessica Palomo on Unsplash

Imagine a world where your favorite gadget never seemed to go out of style. Back in the day, my grandma owned a trusty toaster that seemed to last forever. It was a beautiful piece of engineering, reliable and resilient. Fast forward to today, and it feels like we’re swapping out smartphones faster than we change socks.

Planned obsolescence isn’t just about making things break sooner; it’s about crafting products with an expiration date that aligns with our constant desire for the latest trends. But what if we changed the narrative?

Imagine if our belongings were designed to last longer, not just physically but in terms of usefulness and relevance. Companies would focus on creating timeless designs that evolve gracefully over time, reducing waste and conserving resources. Let’s shift to a world where we cherish and maintain what we have, rather than constantly seeking replacements.

Let’s embrace a world where holding onto stuff longer is a win for everyone. What do you think?