reply to post by fordrew
That's the problem.
I build, maintain & modify machines for a living, i design parts of the highest quality, often with a lot of overkill and i keep the design as simple
as possible, so it can easily be replicated.
Everything should be modular, interchangeable. You build a general purpose, modular factory with lots of robots, you make cars. When everyone has a
car, you convert the factory to make washing machines, when everyone has one, you convert it to make fridges etc. After 40 years or so, some of the
cars will begin to break down, so you convert the factory to make cars again.
The recycling plant & foundry should also be near the factory, so the materials are recycled quickly & efficiently.
Phillips are notorious for having built-in 'suicide' circuits in their appliances, which short circuit after so many hours of use. This is complete
madness, there is no need for it. Even the chips that run the cars could be re-programmed to run the washing machines.This would create many new jobs
A customer of mine bought a complete installation for a production line, via the internet, without seeing the plans or asking the right questions. It
was more of a construction company than engineering, when i saw the prototype i didn't know whether to laugh or cry, it was useless.
I predicted that it would break down in less than a month & would be unuseable within a year. I was 100% spot on. Now they have learned to take me
seriously, but they really don't like to hear the bad news, they will actually avoid me because i arrive to tell them how much money has gone down
It's all about communication, if one of these idiots ever thought to ask an engineer's opinion before buying useless crap, it would actually save
the industry millions & people would keep their jobs.
But that's immaterial,since the whole 'economy' has to go.
Zeitgeist is the only way forward, as i see it.