A list of questions in English, categorized by topics such practical, aesthetic, social, ecological, vocational, moral/ethical, etc., about technology
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small-scale, casual, promiscuous spending on stuff that doesn’t really add a whole lot to my life
the 40-hour workweek as the normal lifestyle. Under these working conditions people have to build a life in the evenings and on weekends. This arrangement makes us naturally more inclined to spend heavily on entertainment and conveniences because our free time is so scarce.
We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.
All of America’s well-publicized problems, including obesity, depression, pollution and corruption are what it costs to create and sustain a trillion-dollar economy. For the economy to be “healthy”, America has to remain unhealthy.
The culture of the eight-hour workday is big business’ most powerful tool for keeping people in this same dissatisfied state where the answer to every problem is to buy something.
Dad and little 2-year-oldish girl unpack Masha and bear craft kit together - Dad narrates in Russian what each item is, and the little girl talks (colors)
Color wheel with various shades labeled in Cyrillic - translations at bottom of page