But it’s the beginning of the end. If you don’t want anything enough to get off your sofa for it, there’s a strong chance that you’re finally sated. What do you get the species that has everything? Manufacturers can stave off the inevitable by building in obsolescence and selling everything as a positional good – a thing you need to prove to others that you’re 1% better than they are. But one day, the answer to that question will be: nothing.
Isn’t that wonderful? And end to consumption inequality and the final satiation of all human desires and needs.
And all brought to you by consumerist capitalism.
It’s almost as if Karl Marx was working along the right lines, isn’t it?