There have been many stages of he worlds development in relation to goods and services produced and consumers. The hunter gamers era, Agriculture era, industrialisation spreading from the English society around the time of Queen Victoria to the information era an on to today.
I questioned, how come the human race in the context of production took thousands or hundreds of years to develop between only 3 eras – hunter gatherer to agriculture/horticulture then to industrialisation yet we have developed 3 production ages in the last 200 years.
The introduction of the printing preset and then technology meant information was easily assessable international compared to only being available to specific geographies and social classes.
But I would like to question, where do we go in 50 years? or does it happen at an even faster rate and we ask what will be do in 20 years? I completely believe in everyone having the right to education and to improve and better themselves in any chosen field however, are there any risks of a perhaps overly informed human kind, then is there any way to go back?
We see 150 years on the negative effects from the industrialisation in England, bad health, poor living conditions, ect.
What can we learn from the past to improve our adaptation to future production eras?
The Value Exchange, previously understood as the ‘theory of labour’ now known as the ‘marginal theory of value.
The theory of labour explains how our modern society in New Zealand and westernised countries place a higher value on services rather than paying more for our products. We now live when products and items are easily accessible and the majority cheap in contrast to 50 years ago when a bed or table and chairs were astronomical amounts of money because of the time of labour put into in, now we can just buy a $10 chair from Kmart.
And lets not forget the wonderful Aliexpress for pretty much everything for super cheap. http://www.aliexpress.com
We are weighted more towards service industries than material goods.
We were challenged to think outside the box to create a service around our creative profession. Chris mentioned colour forecasting as an example and I personally loved the idea.
Here is an example of interior colour forecasting.
This colour forecasting is where fashion both clothing and interior will do a lot of market research and come up with seasonal colour palettes. BUT it is so much more than just choosing colours, the express feelings, tell you what it will taste like, sound like, they will cook for you, decorate their presentation environments, decorate themselves. This is because the colour forecasters have to sell material or items of particular colour but because they know that their service is more highly demanded than their products.