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restoring most basic service summary, linking Consumerium Services for what, and Consumerium Service access for when, and using new names for the three wikis - controversy up front is better
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[[Fair trade]], [[political consumerism]] and [[moral purchasing]] trends are coming together to create what we call '''''[[moral purchasing power]]''''':
 
[[Fair trade]], [[political consumerism]] and [[moral purchasing]] trends are coming together to create what we call '''''[[moral purchasing power]]''''':
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[[Consumerium]] is a not-for-profit project to focus that power.  We are collaborating under the [[GFDL]] [[licences|license]], to design a [[healthy buying infrastructure]].  We are identifying [[hardware requirements]] for storage, transport and display of varying levels of [[features|product information]] to [[consumer]]s at the [[point of purchase]].  We hope to be part of an evolving [[healthy signal infrastructure]] that all [[essential projects]] can participate in.  ''Also see the '''[[Consumerium:FAQ]]'''''
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[[Consumerium]] is a not-for-profit project to focus that power.  We are collaborating under the [[GFDL]] [[licences|license]], to design a [[healthy buying infrastructure]].  We are identifying [[hardware requirements]] for storage, transport and display of varying levels of [[features|product information]] to [[consumer]]s at the [[point of purchase]].  We hope to be part of an evolving [[healthy signal infrastructure]] that all [[essential projects]] can participate in.  ''Also see the '''[[Consumerium:FAQ]]''' about the project itself.  Here is a summary of '''[[Consumerium Services]]''' of interest to the end user:''
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We invite you to participate by editing proposals and discussions below.  '''Any page can be edited by anyone''', or restored to a previous state by anyone, which is the convention we assume will also apply in operation in this '''R&D Wiki (see [[What Consumerium RD Wiki is not]], [[guidelines]] and [[rules]] for do's and dont's'''
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:Advice (the [[Consumerium buying signal]]) will probably be seen by the [[end user]] as a [[red light|red]]/[[yellow light|yellow]]/[[green light]] traffic-type signal, or as a [[score]] easily translated into a [[price premium]], or as a note in [[Simple English]] about issues with, or merits of, the product.  All rely on [[Signal Wiki]] comments compiled by software using a [[wikitext standard]].  [[Semantic link]] standards may be required also.  A deeper [[Research Wiki]] backs the signal and permits arbitrary [[faction]] debate, development of [[individual buying criteria|individual]] and [[institutional buying criteria]].
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:Realtime release of this advice (in whatever form) to a [[worn device]] is keyed to [[bar code]]s.  It may rely on frequently updated data embedded in [[worn device]]s, and/or dynamic retrieval via [[short-range wireless]] to the [[retail shelf]].  Where possible, reasons for making buying decisions, or refusing a certain product, will go as [[feedback]] to the [[producer]]s via the [[Research Wiki]].  This will affect [[institutional buying criteria]] at[[Consumerium Service access|all points in the supply chain]], enhance the consumer experience by providing a feeling of power, advance improved product development and keep this planet as hospitable as possible for human and other natural life.
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We invite you to participate by editing proposals and discussions below.  '''Any page can be edited by anyone''', or [[revert|restored to a previous state]] by anyone, which is the convention we assume will also apply in operation in this (combined) [[Research Wiki|Research]] and [[Development Wiki]];  Please see [[What Consumerium RD Wiki is not]], [[guidelines]] and [[rules]] for do's and dont's'''
    
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