Lowering the cost of technology

What will it take for technology to become cheap again?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    automated recycling

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >automated recycling
      huh actually heard about this else where, we still struggling with recycling basic shit like plastic and tech e-waste recycling is really labor intensive. How do we start tho? I seen Google try and add longer support for their Chromebooks but even then, I'm not sure how we'd automate recycling, where do we start? phone seems really difficult but are the most cycled items I think

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >How do we start tho?
        Make all devices more modular. Write a manual for every device on how to troubleshoot and fix the problem manually. Incentivize the recycling of broken parts by sending them back to dedicated organizations -which in turn will sell the recycled materials to manufacturing companies.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        recycling plastic is a waste of energy. incinerate it, filter out the bad stuff from the exhaust. This is really the best way to handle all waste except lumber and metal. Lumber, grind it down and turn it into ODF. Metal, reclaim what you can. The fact this isn't happening is proof that "environmentalism" is a movement to support a particular corporate lobby.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          the answer is to stop using plastic

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      already exists

      ?feature=shared
      does not lower costs at all, because price of materials and labor has almost nothing to do with market price of final product

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >because price of materials and labor has almost nothing to do with market price of final product
        so what does?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          premium markups consoooomers willingly pay for 'luxury' or name brands. that's why marketing is its own (massive) industry.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Exclusive licensing, supply and demand, wholesale distributors fricking with RRP and their stock, the salary of the people who need to maintain the ecosystem around the product, the companies rainy day fund. Only moronic socialists and extremely poor people don't understand economic/currency value; they think everything costs like $1-5, everyone is out to get them, and youre literally an evil billionaire ceo world leader if you've merely been around or can comprehend 5 digit sums.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    technology is already cheap. just look harder. people have given away free rtx 3080s before on reddit to poor people.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >just look harder.
      if you have look hard, then it isn't cheap. Eggs and milk are cheap, and you can find it easily anywhere, tech should be cheaper

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >if you have look hard, then it isn't cheap.
        >if you have look hard
        you sound like a ESL third worldie therefore I suggest you move out of there first before you comment on first world affairs.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >forgot to write "to"
          >instantly classified as ESL
          it's always this or that, if I write with perfect cadence then you morons call me chatGPT. How about you address what I mean, I don't want to dumpster dive to get a good deal, the baseline of tech should be cheaper and I want to figure out how we can do something about it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      true, everything except GPUs is cheaper than ever

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >everything except GPUs
        so what will it take for GPU to become cheaper

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          ugly and antisocial men having sex instead of playing video games, so never

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I don't think gaymers are the ones buying entire shelves of gpus moron. If anything they're the ones whining about them being too expensive. You are literally obsessed.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          hang all cryptoscam tech dweebs and make buttcoin illegal

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          The battle of Seattle was lost. Nothing until a certain demographic gets their come upance

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          The AI bubble popping. It will probably happen later this year.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >software going down
        who the frick wrote this chart? games are as expensive as ever, more expensive even, and professional software like adobe is now subscription based, which is infinitely more expensive in the long run.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >games are as expensive as ever,
          Relative to inflation games have actually gotten cheaper, while gamers are notoriously miserly when it comes to spending, often only pirating or buying in Steam sales, hence the need for secondary monetization such as paid DLC, MTX, battle passes and eSports sponsorships.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Doing everything they can to distract us from getting fricked. Watch TV, turn your brain off. Let the companies put their hands in your wallet.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        All those things that got cheaper are dominated by chink shit though

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Never. We are in inflation world now.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    you significantly increasing your income

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >significantly
      the wealth effect would just lead to current prices of technology increasing as well

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >stateside
    >outsourcing began late 70s early 80s
    >lack of skilled engineers and technicians growing
    >societal decay due to senseless wars
    >corpos in control
    >social media advancing collective brain rot
    >competency and greed crisis
    >hedonism, decadence, and apathy rates rising
    >inflation, stagnation, unchecked immigration
    >decades in the making

    we're hosed, party is over

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A source of infinite energy.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    sifting through youtube, there are some examples of eWaste focused channels which are collecting all types of electronics. PCBs from obsolete computers of various types are sought after. the operation involves sorting the valuable metals using shredders and shaker tables. board sort dot com is one of them. there are a few other examples. the process uses a lot of water and power to accomplish, so some careful calculation is required.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Kek lots of things have gotten cheaper. GPU's aren't one of them. Consider; 2008 era. You had the 8800GT. 256bus. Just slightly lower clocks than the flagship model. Cost $200.00. Today; A middle of the road "performance" card that gives you decent FPS is rocking a 128bit bus and it costs you $200.00 if your lucky. In order to make the jump to a 256bit bus you need to fork out least $400. People get sucked into the "clock speed" meme. Vram is another. Both mean shit. Both mater true but if your bus that feeds all that data to your computer is gimped then all the "power" that card has is wasted. Not the PCI-E slot type, the actual data bus on the card itself. Wider is better. More traffic flow. I've seen fricking hell 64bit cards packing insane clocks. Imagine the gimping on those babies.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The real shocking thing is that they are just sitting on a shelf because the store doesn't have a reason to think that a bunch of baboons are gonna run in there and steal them all. It really was a different world.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      $49 in 2005 is $80 in 2024, present day walmart does the same shit still for their sub-$100 garbage TVs, I didn't even think they sold sub-1080p displays but walmart still does so they can have a sub-$100 32" TV.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I had this thought. I remember walking into a store, throwing things into my cart, going through a line, talking calmly to a cashier, flirting if she were hot, paying for my purchase, not being stopped at the door
      >Papers please
      Going out to my car and going home. It was such a pleasant fun experience. I got a Nintendo 64 this way. It was on an end cap. Theft was actually punishable so it was just unheard of. If you got caught being a thief, you got tackled, cops called, brought up on charges, actual jail time, banned from that store. I miss the old days so much it's insane.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >fed monetary policy of deflation
    But ofc it will actually be more expensive because your income will go down significantly.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A new currency. There's just no other way about it.

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