MNC: E.T and consumerism

I find it incredibly amusing how rubbish the video game E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial from 1982 was. There were millions of copies left over and no one wanted to see or be reminded of it ever again. So what did Atari do? They buried them all in a desert in New Mexico.

Despite discussing this hilariously entertaining fact, I did actually learn some legitimately useful information this week. For example, two fifths of the world are connected to the world wide web. The 300 richest people in the world have the same amount of money collectively as the rest of the world put together – those with Internet and without. Those of us within the 2/5 Internet-using bracket are essentially destroying the world with out consumerism. Needing new computers and devices that use the world wide web means using up resources, destroying the environment and utilising slave-labour to create our products. It almost makes you feel guilty for buying a new iPhone every 2 years.


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