In my ideal world, we overhaul patent: if you build a category killer, you get royalties forever, but anybody can build on top of your design. No innovation lock!
It's a propagation-of-best-practices question like encouraging users to upgrade software.
Remember how long it took for IE6 to die?
This, plus excellent resale markets maybe?
Same thing with clothing. 99.8% of a t-shirt with a hole in the front is undamaged. But we throw it all out.
There must be a better way: a bit like vegetarian/vegan > meat, these days
I wanna do that for everything else, really. So much to do.
Poor people *can* own great things: just look at how amazing cheap android phones are these days, or e-bikes.
Just as Escher turned mathematics into art, I think we can embody wisdom about humankind's relationship with nature as engineered or crafted objects.
I don't like the story my possessions tell about the world, no not at all.
I’ve been ready for years.
Covid and the American collapse were inevitable. Now we just have to push as hard as we can, while the old order is in trouble, to fix everything within reach.
The material base layer is in deep trouble.