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Industrialization

VIEWPOINT OF INDUSTIALIZATION

* Industrialization manipulates your choice by establishing advertising as the authority to tell you what to buy and uses mental and emotional tactics to get you to buy certain products instead of allowing you to make your own choices based on transparent information and your own needs and wants. Keeps product information secret.

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Industrialization undermines our creative and technical skills by making everything we need for us instead of encouraging us to make it for ourselves.
* Industrialization focuses on instant gratification of unnecessary luxuries to make more profits, rather than fulfilling of basic human needs and supporting  long-term sustainability of life.
* Industrialization destroys our inherent connections with living nature by establishing an artificial world and reinforcing—- that artificial world as not only the preferred choice, but the only choice.
* Industrialization distorts our view of the actual world by thoroughly indoctrinating humans to the industrial view in every aspect of life (even down to word definitions in the dictionary)
* Industrialization focuses on instant gratification of unnecessary luxuries rather than fulfillment of basic human needs and long-term sustainability of life.
* Industrialization manipulates our choice by establishing advertising as the authority to tell you what to buy.
* Industrialization undermines our creative and technical skills by making everything we need for us instead of encouraging us to make it for ourselves.
* Industrialization focuses on instant gratification of unnecessary luxuries to make more profits, rather than fulfilling of basic human needs and supporting  long-term sustainability of life.
* Industrialization destroys our inherent connections with living nature by establishing an artificial world and reinforcing—- that artificial world as not only  the preferred choice, but the only choice.
* Industrialization distorts our view of the actual world by giving the industrial view as the only choice and thoroughly indoctrinating humans to the industrial view in every aspect of life (even down to word definitions in the dictionary)
  • Industrialization destorys ecosystems for raw materials to make products and creates in return toxic wastes and garbage that accumulates because it won't biodegrade.
• Production based on profit.  Industrialization is based on using manufacturing technologies to amass huge stores of money. ,industrialized manufacturers look for ways to get the greatest volume of goods possible into the hands of the largest number of people. The goal of industrial production is now how many products can be sold,.

• Natural resources valued only for human use.  Living ecosystems are viewed as lifeless storehouses of natural resources. A forest , for example, is viewed as a pile of lumber waiting to be cut.

• Availability of vast resources. When industrialization began, there were far fewer people in the world and resources were plentiful—especially here in America. To the early industrialists, it seemed that resources from which to make products were endless. It was assumed that any wastes would simply be absorbed back into the Earth. Many people believed there would always be wilderness untouched by man. They never imagined the world we live in today where virtually every drop of water is polluted, all mother's milk is contaminated, and the bodies of babies contain toxic chemicals at birth.

• The desire to dominate nature. People in the mid-1800s saw nature as a dangerous force that needed to be civilized and subdued. At that time, people were subject to variations of weather. Many died from famine when crops would not grow. These were very real survival problems that industry seemed to solve. Modern industries--and indeed everything about our modern culture—is still based in processes designed when it seemed to be a good thing to control nature. Industrialization gives us the power to grow food, heat and cool our homes, travel to any destination, and many other benefits, regardless of devastating effects to Nature.

• Efficient mechanization as a driving force for universal design. In order to get the greatest volume of goods to the largest number of people, production has to be based on efficient mechanization. There is nothing inherently wrong with efficiency—nature is very efficient. Placing efficiency of manufacture as the driving force behind design has led to mass production of a single universal design that is meant to apply to all consumers in all locations, regardless of personal taste or needs, or how the product impacts the local environment.
• Production in isolation. The whole design of industry has been around making a product and getting it to the customer as quickly and cheaply as possible. All that is important is the manufacturing business itself and its profits. Little consideration is given to anything else. Manufacturing processes are designed around a "cradle-to-grave" model, which assumes that each product has a "final resting place" in a landfill.