Episode #199
From The Industrial Revolution to The Consumption Regression

Today I talk about our period of making things, to now. The consumption age.


Scribbled Shownotes

  • From about 1760 onwards, lots of people discovered the power of machinery.
  • People realised that hand production wasn’t as effective as machines doing the work.
  • The textiles industry realised this the most.
  • This was a huge turning point in our modern history, especially in Britain.
  • Financial growth beyond all expectations began.
  • Standards of living continued to grow
  • The period of Industrialisation began
  • Then, something similar happened in the 90s.
  • The internet came along, and it started to get more commercialised.
  • Savvy people realised the power of the internet, the dotcom crash came and went, and now we’ve settled in.
  • Now, the internet is here to stay
  • And it’s brought about an age of consumption
  • YouTube, Netflix, Podcasts, Websites, Blogs, Training courses
  • Everything is done on the internet
  • But nobody is making enough on the internet

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