Are you enthusiastic about predictive shopping?

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Shopping Made Psychic

As almost everyone knows, we have entered a period in which companies can predict people’s purchases, often with uncanny accuracy. In the near future, they might even use those predictions to enroll you in special programs in which you receive goods and services, and are asked to pay for them, before you have actually chosen them. Call it predictive shopping. Some companies already encourage people to sign up for recurring purchases and deliveries — in a way, an extension of automatic bill payment. An early model is the Book-of-the-Month Club, which dates from 1926. In the modern era, predictive shopping, based on large data sets, your personal characteristics and your own past choices, could be a real blessing. It might make your life simpler, and in that sense, more free. (And of course, you would be allowed to opt out.) ….[READ]

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