There are a lot of new inventions and ideas around, leading to new tech in various areas. But through overall mind programming in the people, they do buy the old what they new because it feels more cozy, even though the low quality and problems are known. So let’s have few examples to understand what this is around.
Shoes: Known since few hundred years are leather shoes and leather in the past was reliable and smooth to have breathable and durable shoes from it. But in today times, shoes entered the ‘cheap’ scheme and production cost have to be reduced first. So you get poor soles, hard chemical prepared leather that does not breath and cannot hold back water. Some companies use painted hunting calf, if the point goes the shoes look ugly, to trigger you buying the next (same) ones. While the crap for money scheme runs, some companies have started to create reliable shoes with a lot of new inventions to solve existing problems. But you only find them in rare special stores or have to buy them online. Hint: Good shoes do exist, for the people who have eyes to find them.
Washer: One of the well known faults are tiny high rotational motors with charcoal that melts away when turning. These tiny noise monsters drive a belt until is broke apart and make heavy noise on tumbling. In parallel few companies turned to a direct drive what rotate only as slow as the washing drum and have no charcoal commutator. Such drive is incredible silent, need no belt and have only same ball bearings like the washing drum for outtake after several years. Electric commutation saves also energy and can easily electric brake to mixing the clothes much better. Yes you can buy such machines in few stores.
Messenger: Right you use skype and whatsapp like you know that they track and spy every single word. While there are alternatives written from the people for the people out. But the mass of people worship big business and sacrifice privacy on their altars.
Mobile Phone: Cyanogenmod and LineageOS are out since years, you only need a matching hardware device to have a more secure system on it, they get weekly security updates and end unmaintained access from apps.
Computer: Over 20 years of linux as full OS with lots of total free software is available, had no problem with the WannaCry virus you see in the news now. One of the biggest goal in a linux OS is your home folder that store all of your settings, so well backupped you can have them over millenia.
That all depends on your state of mind programming, did you know that this exist or see it as conspiracy theory? Some think the evil government denial access to new stuff, but in real the mass amount of mind programmed people do this.