501: Civilization 6 - Obsolescence

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It's no secret our devices are designed to become useless, forcing us to upgrade whether we want to or not. But where did the idea of planned obsolescence come from, and does it have any benefits? This week, we examine obsolescence: its history, how it manifests today, and the ethics of creating disposable devices in a future of scarcity.

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