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The Goals of the Consumerium Project
The goals of the project are:
- A) the creation of a distributed information system containing information from producers, resellers, importers and exporters, wholesalers, retailers, NGOs, consumerism activists, public registers, stock exchanges and consumers themselves.
- B) the creation of a Consumer Agent that provides an intuitive interface to these information masses. The Consumer Agent is a small program residing in the mobile phone of tomorrow. Using the wireless link provided by the shop, it connects to the Consumerium system and retrieves all relevant information about the product in question, which is shown in a compact view to the consumer.
- C) finding ways to add more company and product data to the system; monitoring the reliability and validity of the informations. Securing a reasonable degree of reliability and completeness is one of the major challenges of this project.