F.A.R.T.S stands for Forced ARTificial Scarcity. It is a term introduced by David Wong in his article on cracked.com (5 Reasons The Future Will Be Ruled By B.S.), describing the creation of an illusion of scarcity of mostly, but not limited to, goods.
It could also be defined as paying for something you would naturally get for free.
One way of achieving this is arbitrarily restricting goods or claiming their scarcity to the public - as is often done in adverts. A method often employed by big companies to scare rednecks into buying stuff.
Limited editions, collectors editions, band merchandise...all FARTS.
"Advertiser: We're gonna add another quarter. This is unbelieveable. That's 2 quarters and a book for only 19,95. People we only have 7 left.
Redneck:Holy shit they only have 7 left ! Honey get into the car I'm gonna dial the number, hurry !
" by Bill Burr
Waiting in a queue in a virtual bowling alley.
Brands vs. no names.
Buying bottled water.
Selling oil to Saudi Arabia.
Paying for porn.
Paying for radio.
We are surrounded by FARTS.
The future will be ruled by FARTS.
Guy1: Bro, you heard about the oxygen bar in Toronto ?
Guy2: They sell oxygen there right ?
Guy1: FARTS bro ! FARTS !
Guy2: Abso-fucking-lutely !
Prices shown in USD.
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