Consumerism

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Consumerism is an Ideology that encourages the acquisition and consumption of goods and services in ever-increasing amounts.

It supports the feedback loops that make sure that Innovation fuels continuous growth and has led to the so-called Great Acceleration in the second half of the 20th century.

Bubble of Affluence

A bubble of affluence is a community of (relatively) wealthy individuals and groups, whose affluence hides the negative aspects of the world from their personal experience, thus masking or hiding their Privilege.

Colonialism and Capitalism Form a Feedback Loop

From Colonisation to Early Capitalism Colonisation can be seen as an expansion of the supply zones of European citiesDeLanda (2011) .

Customer Journey Map

Customer Journey Maps (CJMs) help understand the experience a Customer (or User) has with a Product or service.

Customer Centric Means Consumerist

Cultural Evolution makes sure that every method that helps understands people’s wants and needs can and will be used to generate new wants and needs, which is needed to keep an economic system from collapsing in which Innovation fuels continuous growth.

Empathy Map

Empathy Maps help gain a deeper understanding of Stakeholders in a Project or Product Ecosystem.

Industrial Agriculture Is a Lying Social System

The Social System of industrial agriculture does not actually do what it says it is doing – it is, in a more than metaphorical sense, lying.

Innovation Fuels Continuous Growth

There are three distinct, but connected feedback loops between technological Innovation and Economic Growth: - Productivity enables economic growth, which enables investment, which increases innovation and productivity, which enables further growth - Innovation increases productivity, which reduces need for labour, which necessitates growth on pain of economic collapse[^2] - Growth exhausts scarce resources which necessitates paradigm shifts to avoid collapses which lead to further growth.

Kano Model

The Kano Model helps test, categorise and prioritise potential features for new Products and Services.

Large Language Models Are a Feedback Loop for Society

Large Language Models (LLMs) will soon be a main source of content in our digital (virtual, augmented) world(s): > Machine learning generated content is just the next step beyond TikTok: instead of pulling content from anywhere on the network, GPT and DALL-E and other similar models generate new content from content, at zero marginal cost.

Persona

Personas describe an archetypical User or Customer, with a focus on their motivations, the problems they encounter, and how they deal with them.

Problem Statement

Problem Statements define the problem a Product is going to solve.

Rationality and Irrationality

Rationality is an evolved strategy.

We Need Social, Not Technological Innovation

While Innovation has often been identified with technological innovation,[^technology] this is an unhelpful conflation in a situation where we face Climate and Ecological Breakdown and possible societal Collapse: > We have confounded the idea of innovation with technology.