Technological changes on society

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Mass production

Consumer society including built in obsolescence

  • Increases the brands name awareness 
  • More products are purchased
  • Products are automatically popular because they are new
  • Constant large invesetments in producting new products
  • Creates competitiveness with other companies
  • Lack of environmental consideration (designing to break)


  • Low wages
  • Poor conditions
  • Low skills

The new industrial age of high technology production

Computers in the development and manufacture of products

  • Printing plates can be produced quickly using computer to plate technology
  • Computers allow information to be stored and sent to clients
  • Materials can be cut, folded and glued using automated machinery
  • High initial set up costs
  • Requires necessary test runs and quality checks
  • Pressure on workers and suppliers to reduce lead times



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