“Why did we make technology that will live for 18 months, die, and never rot?”

AirPods are evil

#Technology

Fri, May 10th, 2019 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to Vice, Apple's AirPods are tragedy. They note their cost, the ridiculous low wages paid to the people who help make them, to the fact that in 18 months these devices will be utterly useless and completely non-recyclable.

Even if you only own AirPods for a few years, the earth owns them forever. When you die, your bones will decompose in less than a century, but the plastic shell of AirPods won’t decompose for at least a millennia. Thousands of years in the future, if human life or sentient beings exist on earth, maybe archaeologists will find AirPods in the forgotten corners of homes. They’ll probably wonder why they were ever made, and why so many people bought them. But we can also ask ourselves those same questions right now.

Why did we make technology that will live for 18 months, die, and never rot?

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