Been thinking about the future and the ramifications of The Internet of Things and Database of Intentions and the What-Nots of As-If and So On. Not always in synch with TIOT - not sure I want my ammo box automatically posting re-supply requests for example. Still, I envision a time soon where more and more of the things that satisfy your intentions will come to you in a more pull rather than push environment. I think it’s all going to get to the point where there’ll be a fairly standard way of expressing your intentions for things and the environment will respond. We’ll someday look back and be shocked that we would tolerate all of this blathering advertisement blasting all around us. It’ll be so much more civilized - and quieter - while simultaneously being much more efficient. I’ve come to look at different business categories as merely ways of packaging up a set of things with a high probability of satisfying related intentions for consumers. The trick has been to get it into the consumer’s mind to think of businesses in certain categories as the broadest potential source of satisfying intention. And the consumer has been trained to think this way - I intend to satisfy a need, what potential business categories have the highest probability of meeting those needs? I can’t help but feel that a lot of this is going to go away. I can simply start stating my intentions - now, later, someday - and the environment will respond, regardless of business category. I think real Local Discovery will start happening soon.
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