Programmed aging – a condition for rapid application of new technologies.

  • 1 ТU Sofia
  • 2 UNWE Sofia
  • 3 Exako Sofia
  • 4 TU Gabrovo


Programmed obsolescence of industrial products is not a regularity caused by innovative development, but an alternative to innovative obsolescence. Programmed aging is a purposeful and controlled human activity in order to solve some industrial, economic and social problems of the development of society. Including meeting specific individual technical and organizational needs. From this point of view and from this point of view, programmed aging is increasingly playing the role of an alternative to the rapid innovative aging of products and processes. Moreover, at the current stage of technical development, innovative aging is already more important than physical aging. Therefore, a particularly important point in this direction is the correct determination of the degree of innovative aging, and hence the choice of the alternative – programmed aging. Proper assessment of the impact of programmed aging on the scale and timing of innovative aging is crucial for timely elimination of the negative consequences of their impact


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