posted on Jul, 3 2020 @ 10:12 PM
Now something for a change -- Bundling of things in a single package.
[ I put this post in the "General Conspiracies" because I think we're dealing a very pernicious conspiracy here, camouflaged under the cover of
"convenience, modernism and technological advancement" ].
Someone here said "Convenience is what destroys civilization". How true that is! There have been more and more cases especially in recent times,
where in the name of "convenience", bundling in a single package of the wanted and unwanted components is becoming more and more frequent by the day
and people are left with two options: take it whole or leave it. This bundling brings its own set of big issues, among others it's the lack of choice
(see below) and I think this is by design.
- Politicians bundling their laws in one big package, where a single vote takes place. Latest example, in Russia, the new amendments to the
Constitution (more than a hundred of them), were bundled together, where people had to vote with simple yes or no for the whole package without having
the choice over individual amendments, vote some, leave some.
- Software update bundling their smaller updates in one big package, like Microsoft for example. The IT field is filled with such examples.
- Selling of a modern machinery with great options, but also some that are not needed and cannot be disabled when you need to. Example, a well-built
car with touch-screen only controls that not everybody wants. Or a fridge or washing machines with cameras and other sensors that I don't need and
which could very well set the trends for the future.
Now, for the pros:
- Simple and easy procedure, take it whole or nothing.
- Convenient and it looks good.
- Restricting of our choices to bare minimums.
- Whenever you're dealing with a bundle it's harder to identify the faulty component and eventually fix or remove it.
- The longer time it takes to undo the damage it does to our systems, if it's possible at all. And also more expensive as a result.
- It's harder to track who's the individual liable party for a faulty component of the package, since we're dealing with a single bundle now and
the responsibility is singular.
I think this is an intentional and evil trend of these modern times.
What do you all think about this single packaging, how widespread is it? Any other examples that affects deeply people's lives?