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Obsolescence is the process of becoming antiquated, out of date, old-fashioned, no longer in general use, or no longer useful, or the condition of being in such a state. When used in a biological sense, it means imperfect or rudimentary when compared with the corresponding part of other organisms. The international standard IEC 62402:2019 Obsolescence Management defines obsolescence as the "transition from available to unavailable from the manufacturer in accordance with the original specification".

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Organizations relating to Obsolescence

International Institute of Obsolescence Management / St Albans, UK / Est. 1997
Decom Mission / Westhill, UK / Est. 2010

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World Problems relating to Obsolescence

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Stagnated development of agricultural production
Inappropriate local administrative organization
Depressed industries
Electronic waste
Inadequate primary health care
Environmental hazards of decommissioned nuclear power plants
Uncertain land zoning
Dismantling of nuclear weapons

Action Strategies relating to Obsolescence

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Updating methods of agricultural production
Building practical skills development
Training for jobs
Recreating value systems
Developing government policy
Decommissioning nuclear power stations
Providing corrective possibilities for outmoded social skills
Maintaining data bank
Promoting values in education
Reforming zoos
Reforming images
Reforming concepts
Reforming legal systems
Using outdated approaches
Updating outmoded concepts in legal systems
Updating methods
Updating Linnaean system of taxonomic naming
Questioning limited communal understandings
Reforming production techniques
Reforming trade unions
Demonstrating modern farm technology
Welcoming obsolescence
Exposing useless outmoded methods
Reducing institutionalization of outmoded concepts
Rejuvenating depressed industries

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