Originating in the Latin word industry, the concept of industry refers to the group of operations that are developed to obtain, transform or transport natural products . The term is also used to name the facility that is reserved for this kind of operations and all the factories from the same gender or from the same region (as it happens, to name a few examples, with “The textile industry” or when talking about "American industry").
As well as the farming represented a big step for him man and marked the beginning of the transformation of the environment for the satisfaction of needs, the industry became, thanks to technological advances, the engine of economic development from the XIX century . The industrialized countries (those that had the factories and the technical resources to realize the series production) were enriched, while the agricultural ones (generators of raw materials) failed to subsist.
However, it is important to note that the investment capital for the industry it emerged, in principle, from agriculture itself. That is, the profits from agricultural activities were invested in the industrialization of the products and in the means of locomotion that were considered adequate and indispensable to propitiate international trade.
The transformation of the raw material into a product with a specific particularity is known as manufacture . Therefore, the products we usually use are manufactured by some industrial company .
The most complex products, such as cars , are created in different stages. Therefore, the same industry can contemplate several process productive and even complete the production of the good in different factories.
Loss of control
Just 20 years ago, the big producers, those internationally renowned companies, seemed to dominate the world. Their only threats were their competitors, and a balance was maintained in which the consumer's task was merely to work to save the money needed to buy, buy and buy. No one wondered if that situation would be interrupted, since the monsters from the market they were seen as demigods, the only ones capable of manufacturing those products that people liked so much. But nobody had the modern version of Adam's apple: Internet.
Instruction, as oppressive governments well know, is a double-edged sword; he turns an ignorant and manipulated person into someone capable of seeing beyond, of thinking for himself, of making his own decisions. And, worth the analogy, these multi-million dollar companies controlled to its consumers as if they were puppets for years; But that is the day when people had access to more information.
The problem arises when the knowledge accessed is incomprehensible to the subject; At that time, there can be three well-differentiated cases: stand aside and not give an opinion, or try to learn enough to understand about the subject, or simply, the most common option, make incorrect and indiscriminate use of these concepts, avoiding the fatigue of deepening them. In this way, the Internet has gradually become the worst enemy of companies and artists, whose products are subjected to exhaustive analysis and exposed for everyone to see their flaws.
Once the true cost of manufacturing an appliance is known, thanks to numerous sites dedicated to disassembling and unveiling all its secrets, the consumers They demand a reasonable price. Once it is known that a singer does playback, after scrutinizing each of his presentations, people get upset and ruthless criticism begins. The giants no longer reign; his only solution is to pretend to be on the side of the people, to prevent billions of liliputienses they throw themselves on them and devour them in seconds, as they have done with so many of their colossal companions.