Environmental Effects

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  • Environmental Effects of Media and Telecommunications industry
    • Planned Obsolescence
      • Built in obsolescence
      • Perceived, psychological obsolence
      • The Sergey Bubka Principle
    • Music Industry shift
      • Vinyl to CD
        • Huge shift in technology it needed to be played on and everything
        • Ironically vinyl will outlast CD, better resonance
      • More choice rather than more quality
    • eWaste
      • Silicon Valley; "digital hub of the world" now most toxic place in the world
      • Electronic waste is really toxic
      • New devices more power hungry than old ones
      • Very little is currently recycled - dumped in Nigeria/China
        • Health risks/causes local water supplies to be undrinkable.

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