This is why we can't have nice things

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    References:
    The Man in the White Suit - ve42.co/Suit
    London, B. (1932). Ending the depression through planned obsolescence. - ve42.co/London32
    Slade, G. (2009). Made to break: Technology and obsolescence in America. Harvard University Press - ve42.co/madetobreak
    Krajewski, M. (2014). The great lightbulb conspiracy. IEEE spectrum, 51(10), 56-61. - ve42.co/Phoebus
    Planet Money, The Phoebus Cartel - ve42.co/PMobs
    The Light Bulb Conspiracy - plfree.info/cycle/nWmroNBilp6shZI/wideo.html
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    Written by Derek Muller and Petr Lebedev
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Ma ks
Ma ks

capitalism breeds innovation

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Omar Yassin
Omar Yassin

If companies went bankrupted, they won't invent better products. So let them steel unless it's too bad. But they have to make profit, otherwise they will not have a motive to make more advanced and functional products for future.

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trep53
trep53

Very interesting topic, planned obsolescence + cartels. Sticking to the beginning of light bulbs, people previously used candles, oil or natural gas to add light where needed but are all stinky and sooty. Not to mention dangerous. They made or bought candles using animal fat/oil or beeswax and once used they were gone. Along comes electric lights and wow what an improvement. Fast forward to LED lights wow I can’t imagine being stuck using that old lamp from Edison’s days until now. Old technology has its place and still exists in hand tools and porch swings for instance. But we are going through resources like rare metals and oil for plastic faster than killing sperm whales for lamp oil. I don’t know the answer for this. Thanks for this video.

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Brian Lewis
Brian Lewis

I recommend investigating the Dubai LED light. It seems most LED lights are overdriven which shortens their LE. The tradition continues!

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MrSummitville
MrSummitville

LED bulbs CAN last forever, but many have not, and many more will not ...

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Northern Fox Traveler
Northern Fox Traveler

I've had plenty of LED bulbs that never made it through 6 months. At a cost of 10 times the incandescent bulb.

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jason s
jason s

Ok, great video. Except, I hope that ending was meant to be sarcastic - sounded sincere.

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Gloria Roma - San Diego Real Estate Agent
Gloria Roma - San Diego Real Estate Agent

Can you say “Price Fixing” ?

2 godzin temu
Sanket Jadhav
Sanket Jadhav

Apple sucks!

2 godzin temu
Brendan Black
Brendan Black

Great video!

2 godzin temu
M.Sorrenti
M.Sorrenti

buy poocoin

2 godzin temu
UniversalPotentate
UniversalPotentate

This is solved with a Universal Living Income and in-home 3D printing. The problem is economic and it has to be solved there. Work is no longer as necessary and workers defending their jobs is ridiculous. Simply give everyone a LIVING income (not a basic income) and that is solved. The 3D printing must come with in-home recycling. This would bankrupt most industries, especially shipping as goods would travel over an internet of things and people’s trash would be used to print the new product. The “right to repair” is a law which can be changed or loopholed through, as corporations do. Making real structural changes, like living income and in-home recycling and printing, would solve these issues once and for all!

3 godzin temu
mouloud boukhalfa
mouloud boukhalfa

It is totally faisable for inventions to last twice as much as they are supposed to last, but then again there's no money to be made!

3 godzin temu
Marcos Cruz
Marcos Cruz

There are environmental issues with the obsolescence too, it creates more garbage and pollution.

3 godzin temu
Calvin Wong
Calvin Wong

the greediness of capitalist stopped people to pursuits for the best .

4 godzin temu
MrSummitville
MrSummitville

There is greed in capitalism, socialism and communism because greed is a bad characteristic of a PERSON ...

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Kulfyr3
Kulfyr3

This rethoric that posits planned obsolesence as a good thing just because it gets the economy going is dangerous. It's a parallel to the window paradox. If a window breaks, you'd never call it a good thing, but that's exactly what this is. The repairman gets a job, and it causes money to circulate, just like when the worker gets hired to produce stockings to replace the old, torn ones, but surely anyone can see that it would be better for both the repairman and the window's owner if the money and work was used to install a new window instead.

4 godzin temu
MrSummitville
MrSummitville

But if windows were unbreakable then that would be less production for the window manufacturing industry. Planned obsolescence only causes the consumers to suffer = higher cost-of-living. While, the owner of the window manufacturing business has a much higher income. It is transfer of wealth scheme - from the many, to the one ...

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Teitur Ardal Rosengren
Teitur Ardal Rosengren

LED bulbs break faster than my tungsten and carbon bulbs

4 godzin temu
ADITYA TANWAR
ADITYA TANWAR

Bulb be like: Back in my day, the sun was way more brighter

4 godzin temu
Leon
Leon

love your videos

4 godzin temu
Trashloot
Trashloot

Seeing the old card cruise around and over those slopes (12:07) really impressed me. I think my dads car can't handle some of this terrain. Always envisioned those old cars to be super flimsy.

4 godzin temu
Albert-Stefan Stancu
Albert-Stefan Stancu

Superb video

4 godzin temu
Abby Surname
Abby Surname

again and again and again... i'm tired of the feeling we could create a world, where everything is fine and everybody is happy, but we don't because: money and greed.

4 godzin temu
Van Allen
Van Allen

Same thing with rubber sole shoes before and during WW2 most shoes last for 20 to 40 years and you can inherit your grandad shoes or your dad shoes in a pristine condition but not today because rubber makers agreed to put early expiry date on rubber that will only last for 1 year and 6 months then when rubber is expired it's will pop and become dust. For them it's a good business but not for us.

5 godzin temu
divx
divx

this is the best of veritasium

6 godzin temu
Evarate
Evarate

a great video; thank you

7 godzin temu
Pancak3Mix
Pancak3Mix

Oh my God you advertising your show appearance then using it as a segue into your sponsor because it's only on Netflix in the UK is the most evil yet genius sponsorship I've EVER SEEN

8 godzin temu
Man Kind
Man Kind

Wow, can you find out why we haven't been back to the moon in so long? That always baffles me.

8 godzin temu
MrSummitville
MrSummitville

WHY do we need to spend a small fortune to go the moon, just to collect more rocks? If you pay for it, there are astronauts that will go ...

2 godzin temu
Bsw73_7
Bsw73_7

We must protect the firehouse lightbulb at all costs!

8 godzin temu
Chronos King
Chronos King

14:38 “Really? Uhuhh....” -me watching on my iPhone 6s

9 godzin temu
Sangria Biscus
Sangria Biscus

Fluorescent bulbs cost more and burn out faster than incandescent bulbs. Fluorescent bulbs have mercury.

9 godzin temu
GM J
GM J

You didn’t answer how other companies (without legal authority) could enforce the payment of a fine and what would be the motivation of a company joining this packt.

10 godzin temu
SiM Gam
SiM Gam

Listen world , this is how capitalism destroyed the earth , capitalism is good for economy but very bad for the nature and as consumer also

10 godzin temu
MrSummitville
MrSummitville

Collusion to implement "planned obsolescence" is not capitalism ...

2 godzin temu
Jerry Bender
Jerry Bender

You were not wrong .sort of u were just wrong but no worries i felt the same way as u. But its called planned obsolesence a design error introduced into the manufacturing process to maximise profit thru replacement purchases.

10 godzin temu
Jerry Bender
Jerry Bender

Good example was Delorean who was set up as a coke dealer because his cars didnt need paintn never rusted

9 godzin temu
GM J
GM J

Funny you didn’t mention Apple...

10 godzin temu
Vladimir Kuharik
Vladimir Kuharik

Osram means "Person who poop on itself" on Slovak language XD

10 godzin temu
Ratchet4647
Ratchet4647

Planned obsolescence is bad for the environment. It increases landfill fill rate and polluting waste and increases mining and logging and oil drilling demand. Also energy needs for manufacturing increase. I hate how it's becoming so much harder to repair products you buy and use now. I liked being able to pull out and change my battery on Samsung Android. Went to buy a new Samsung phone because it was on sale at a great price, didn't think of asking whether the battery was replaceable, now I guess not because I can't even open the back anymore (the SD card is now in a little drawer instead of behind the battery). 😡 Right to repair! Also, It'd be nice If a few more companies offered higher durability too.

11 godzin temu
Arrow's Theorem
Arrow's Theorem

The 1% controls you

11 godzin temu
J Gray
J Gray

The hope here is that people start drawing the conclusions that our entire global socio-economic thinking is what is now becoming very obsolete. That LED bulb is a perfect example of life long problem solving VS problem servicing. We are on the cusp of being able to create such life long abundance, that our entire structure on how we see products, and sustainability, and work and value, are all coming into question. The early to mid 21st century humans will be remembered as being presented with the choice of either truly embracing the future, or denying it because of their emotional obsession with the past.

11 godzin temu
Mohamed Amine Krimi
Mohamed Amine Krimi

That's why i never liked apple, since i owned the iPhone 3GS back in 2012 And that was the only time i owned an Apple device. The company always try to plant in the mind of the consumer the need and necessity of the new features and technological updates in their daily routine which .. it really doesn't matter at some point

12 godzin temu
Amin Yashed
Amin Yashed

We need to abandon capitalism. Greed is destroying society.

12 godzin temu
HeroSummitt14115
HeroSummitt14115

This video reminds me how much I hate capitalism.

13 godzin temu
Shayle T
Shayle T

How do they enforce a fine? Did they push legislation for shorter lightbulb lifespans?

14 godzin temu
Noel Delfin
Noel Delfin

Phone tech plataeud around 2016. Theres really no reason to buy a new one xept aesthetic. Im convinced my 2 year old S9 is firmwarely slowed down by Samsung. Runs slow even at fresh wipe.

14 godzin temu
Bear8Photo
Bear8Photo

Gotta love consumerism... Gotta create them jobbies that everyone wants so bad... It's not a scam at all.. 🙄

14 godzin temu
BladeY
BladeY

i just vommited when you said you were sponsored by capitalistic scamming vpn on such a serious channel

16 godzin temu
Alpha Helix
Alpha Helix

Corv19 long is nonsense, antibodys are totaly unspecific. the specific antibodies only suffer a few days. only Ig A removes and kills corv 19 at once no more dangerous than house dust e.g. eucalyptus mRNA ivaccines are dangerous for people !

17 godzin temu
Mandragoras
Mandragoras

Unfortunately planned obsolescence is also applied to led bulbs. It's just that the cartels put a longer expiration date this time because it is mandatory to be covered by a 2 year warranty. So they wouldn't want to replace your broken light bulb for free.

17 godzin temu
refink33
refink33

What the heck is he talking about!!??? LED manufacturers literally cap bulb lifespans. Most quality LEDs can last for many decades but manufacturers try and stay within 5-10 years. Read into this. They're still pulling the same greedy tricks.

17 godzin temu
ḥwtkaptḥ
ḥwtkaptḥ

14:21 For the greater good!

17 godzin temu
Logan Meloy
Logan Meloy

Planned obsolescence is part of most industry. Sometimes it is good. Most of the time its bad

18 godzin temu
Logan Meloy
Logan Meloy

@MrSummitville i guess it never is good

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MrSummitville
MrSummitville

How is planned obsolescence ever good for the consumer? It just increases their cost-of-living ...

2 godzin temu
Mr. Nicolas
Mr. Nicolas

damn, u're like the Internet Explorer from youtube. What will your next video be about? Oil companies investing in renewable energies because they don't want to get out of business with nuclear energy?

18 godzin temu
TopperH
TopperH

"But if it wasn't for planned obsolescence we would be out of a job !" Well may be the problem isn't the durability of products, may be the problem is capitalism.

18 godzin temu
Bear8Photo
Bear8Photo

The problem is consumers. And job hunters. Self sufficiency is the answer, but that's too much for most of these zombie humans.

14 godzin temu
Wa Kaka
Wa Kaka

The four ceiling light bulb in one of our room all died within a 2 month period, a proof that these light bulbs are manufactured to have deterministic lifetime.

18 godzin temu
paulygon
paulygon

Do I understand this correctly? If I hired a genius engineer to develop an extremely long lasting light bulb, then tried to source the parts to manufacture that bulb in large quantities, I would be stopped by the Light Bulb Cabal... somehow. Maybe no one is willing to produce my parts, or amazon is not willing to sell my final product, etc?

19 godzin temu
MrSummitville
MrSummitville

Amazon will sell your bulb, if you make the bulb in China ...

2 godzin temu
KajaRegistradora
KajaRegistradora

I have a freezer at home from 40/50 years ago and still functioning

19 godzin temu
Leilani Jones
Leilani Jones

i approve of you 👌

19 godzin temu
Ubahfly
Ubahfly

"These aren't the threads you're looking for."

19 godzin temu
nelio SAMch
nelio SAMch

This video explains why my Galaxy S10 began malfunctioning after One UI version 3.1 on Android 11 was updated March 1st.

20 godzin temu
FiveGreenBottles
FiveGreenBottles

I think there should be restrictions places on apple and other tech companies. Intentionally designing a phone so that its battery will eventually decrease in quality and even break, is not only dangerous to the consumer, but also the environment, and it is wasteful of the resources it takes to produce said phone or device. The decreasing quality of the battery could - correct me if im wrong - pose a risk to the consumer, because there are accounts of batterys exploding, or becoming a fire hazard, and the way apple has done this encourages the consumer to allow the battery to continue being used until it could eventually pose this risk. Not to mention that this could put more people in situations where they could need to call emergency services, but wouldnt actually be able to. Also think about the carbon dioxide and other things produced whilst a phone is being made in a factory, as well as the materials inside of the phone that are wasted. Intentionally designing a device so that it cannot be repaired even when people try to should be illegal. We might even get to a point where it should be encouraged to make it easy as possible when it comes to the current climate crisis, i believe this is where apple would eventually die as a business, or when another company begins to make larger leaps in the technology inside of the phone, with each generation. Apple also claims to be trying to save the environment by using renewable energy, despite making a new model of phone every year with the intent that consumers will throw their previous one away.

20 godzin temu
Dan the Banan
Dan the Banan

Excellent video.

20 godzin temu
Kalash Sarode
Kalash Sarode

I was gonna scream apple the moment he said talked about the light bulb conspiracy, and then i shut up cause it was what more than half of the video was about XD

20 godzin temu
clay b
clay b

capitalism yall

20 godzin temu
MrSummitville
MrSummitville

Collusion to design in Planned Obsolescence is *NOT* Capitalism ...

2 godzin temu
El3ktraz -
El3ktraz -

awsome vedio

21 godzinę temu
Ayvaz of Skan
Ayvaz of Skan

This video makes me worry about a future were survivors crash their planned obsolescence spaceship and can't repair because it has DRM.

21 godzinę temu
wrecker
wrecker

Its exactly what happened to Cub Cadet lawn tractors. Cub Cadet made such great machines that they never broke and they eventually went out of buisness.

21 godzinę temu
Aakash Jhaveri
Aakash Jhaveri

There's this saying in Product management that "the perfect product does not exist". It's about why company's often don't put their best foot forward so they can sell the next iteration

22 godzin temu
Nick Raster
Nick Raster

Gotta love capitalism :)

22 godzin temu
Nick Raster
Nick Raster

@MrSummitville yes it is. Capitalism tells you to do anything it takes to get maximum profits, that's the one main focus. And that leads to exploitation of the environment and people, advertisements that make you believe you need new products and so on. If the System tells you to make profit and ignore everything besides that, the system is the source of all negative effects. Simple maths

2 godzin temu
MrSummitville
MrSummitville

Collusion to design in Planned Obsolescence is *NOT* Capitalism ...

2 godzin temu
Bill Smith
Bill Smith

A video about kept secrets, sponsored by something to help you keep secrets.

22 godzin temu
Harald Lindohf
Harald Lindohf

CaPItaLIsM iS ThE bESt syStEM tO EnCOuRAge iNnoVAtiOn!

23 godzin temu
grimm jow
grimm jow

Mate how childish are you ? Why do you think cannabis has been illegal for so long ? Because all it's amazing benefits medically without the the phycoactive parts needed or why their are no cure for things we should have a cure for because you make more money on the treatment than you do on the cure just like how auto parts are ment to fail after a certain amount of miles but you can buy an after market part that will last 10x longer but voids factory warranty because the factory losses sales on parts and labor for it's dealerships what else everything everything is this way mate

23 godzin temu
Nai United
Nai United

Yes electricity is free Tesla told us that

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MrSummitville
MrSummitville

No he did not. You are a liar ...

2 godzin temu
Nación Mapache
Nación Mapache

The script of this video look like your defending de programed obsolecense. Inovation is not progresing becouse of programed obsolecense. So it seems that is response to your own idea of the economy and not facts.

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Bryan Michael
Bryan Michael

On, the last sentance of the episode is a joke...who has ever had an LED bulb last more than 2 years? Usually its the electrical components that drive the LEDs but they still fail ALL THE TIME

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Vani Dua
Vani Dua

This is a thank you from a viewer that started watching your content a week ago but already knows that you're one of the most helpful channels on Youtube today.

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Fede A
Fede A

If Someone makes a perfect something that lasts forever they can move on and try it on another bussiness branch, the same way when one learns a subject and moves to learn another or to go deeper in complexity on it. Planned Obsolence is not only a problem of an ever ending consuming behavior which could be ideologicaly aproved or not, it implies that threre are infinite resources to build infinite things Which Is a false statement, a real physical limitation and the Main reason behind climate change and massive extintions of species. We need to change greed as being the wheel of the world to another, more usefull idea.

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Madd Dogg
Madd Dogg

Right to repair laws could bring back the small appliance repair shops and those guys able to fix anything. That'd be plus.

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Rui Gonçalves
Rui Gonçalves

Welcome to earth, we are the humans.

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Robert Marley
Robert Marley

so having the lights on used to indeed raise the room temp lol

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RS
RS

I'd recommend my ISP to buy NORD VPN

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RS
RS

Everyday... I hate apple even more Because they sell and spit on the pockets of their costumers for those who say.... all do it I'd say I hate the enemy.... who i have to see the most

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The Imposing Odds
The Imposing Odds

Veritasium, PLease Pin this Comment and I will Be in Shock and know that you love your Subs, and Likers... 🙏🙏🥺

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egnazia
egnazia

Nice that the crappy Dyson cleaner ad appears to me in the middle of the video 😏. Never again I will buy a product of the arrogant Brexshitter.

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Bobolgob Olle Kohanovskij
Bobolgob Olle Kohanovskij

Now I really want to be extremely rich so i can start selling eternal lightbulbs and such things

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Wuulferigno
Wuulferigno

Capitalism as it finest, i hate you all so much.

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MrSummitville
MrSummitville

Collusion to design in Planned Obsolescence is *NOT* Capitalism ...

2 godzin temu
Jan
Jan

I love your Channel.

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Zero To One
Zero To One

Okay this video's title telling me Taylor Swift song 😅

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Don Fanto
Don Fanto

1- Naivety is a belief that there are people out there who are not your close friends or relatives who care about you. 2- Conspiracy is an integral part of human interaction and every single one of us have committed it on numerous occasions in our lives. Only the scale is different.

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GarageChemist
GarageChemist

great anticapitalist rhetoric. i love it.

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Cheese Nazi
Cheese Nazi

oh it cant be real, but watch its real. INSTEAD look at these cars.

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Cyber Nomad
Cyber Nomad

5:38 can also be applied to resolutions and display manufacturers 😷

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Kinjiru731
Kinjiru731

Very cool topic to cover, thanks.

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Debpriyo Dutta
Debpriyo Dutta

Apple is the perfect example of planned obsolescence.

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w wyborn
w wyborn

9/11

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David Hall
David Hall

Why do people accept that companies are capable of these mass conspiracies, but not politicians? They can make investments too, like in Big Pharma for example...

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David Hall
David Hall

Oh how badly I want movies to go back to switching between scientists bickering in a lab and a monster destroying the city/world.

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B
B

lol capitalism

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MrSummitville
MrSummitville

Collusion to design in Planned Obsolescence is *NOT* Capitalism ...

2 godzin temu
Nutflix Nordics
Nutflix Nordics

Capitalism sure is great

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MrSummitville
MrSummitville

Collusion to design in Planned Obsolescence is *NOT* Capitalism ...

2 godzin temu
Brian Keith Something
Brian Keith Something

I thought his view of profit-making was his real motivation in making this video?

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Benj M
Benj M

Well for the LED light, they don't last as long as advertised, yeah the LED itself can last but not the circuitry. I had many of these LED Light ceasing working well before the advertised 10000h. Maybe just after a year.

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otton pino
otton pino

Excellent video

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