Image (Screenshot): The Gaia Foundation - Wake Up Call
CONSUMING THE PLANET
There’s no getting around it: our modern consumer lifestyle is just that: CONSUMING THE PLANET. Sure, we’d like to avoid it, deny it, sweep it under the rug, remain blissfully ignorant, but the fact remains. We are wilful participants in a modern paradigm of social, ecological and economic exploitation happening on a global scale to an extent never before seen on this planet.
The short animation by Steve Cutts, Wake-Up Call, tells the story better than mere words can…
Video: Wake Up Call
The animation shows how digital technology has not only ushered in a new age of exploitation, it perpetuates that exploitation with completely throwaway design:
- gadgets with non-removable batteries
- pre-programmed failure dates
- engineered obsolescence—parts designed to fail after a certain number of months or years
- devices rendered “obsolete” one year to the next by “the next iteration”
- and hundreds other clever tricks and strategies to keep us consuming.
THE MORE WE CONSUME, THE MORE WE ARE CONSUMED
What we love about The Gaia Foundation’s video is that it shows how consumption CONSUMES:
- Natural Resources
- Human Resources
Yes, consumers…us. The more we consume, the more we are consumed. The more we get caught up in the frenzy of the owning the latest and the greatest, the biggest and the best, the more we get swept up in a hurricane of exploitation, just as the poor fellow in the animation.
Don’t think so? Consider some video shot on Black Friday, 2014.
Video: Black Friday Fights 2014
Source: YouTube - Black Friday Fight 2014 COMPILATION: Walmart + Tesco MADNESS, television haul, lingerie brawl
If you can’t see these people are spiralling out of control psychologically in a way exactly as depicted in The Gaia Foundation’s animation, then you are unaware of your own nightmare scenario as a consumer.
Just like in the Animation, YOU CAN WAKE UP.
Video: Advanced Human Habitat
PeapodLife Building Ecosystems & Technology is the antidote to the culture of exploitation we find ourselves being consumed by.
EVERYTHING WE BUILD IS BUILT TO LAST.
PeapodLife ecosystems are hand-made here in Canada. No exploitation of foreign workers, no disposable anything. All parts and components are designed to be replaceable, repairable, upgradeable, and serviceable. As for the underlying construction, we build ecosystems to last 100 years (maybe more—the technology has only been around 30 years or so). All indications are your ecosystem will outlive you.
ECOSYSTEMS RELAX YOU AND RELEASE YOU.
Unlike the daily grind chasing gadgets, fashion, media and other forms of disposable consumables, PeapodLife ecosystems are sustainable, ever-changing, ever-adapting generators of pure clean oxygen, beneficial ions, rejuvenating energy and unparalleled natural beauty. An electromagnetic field of harmony and symbiosis. A space of love.
Our ecosystems are your sanctuary form the world “out there.” If anything, our ecosystems will help you discover the peace and tranquility—the joy and happiness—awaiting you “in here,” within yourself, by clearing your mind and relaxing to the sights and sounds of nature in its highest expression.
Don’t believe us? Just imagine having an ecosystem like this in your home or workplace. You’ll have to use your imagination because videos can’t do nature justice…
Video: Rainforest Ecosystem the antidote for Excessive Consumption
WE HAVE PROGRAMS WHICH MAKE IT EASY FOR ANYONE TO LIVE THE PEAPODLIFE.
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