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What user data would make Consumerium Services more useful to the Consumerium end user? What would we like to know about them, and what would they like to reveal via the Consumerium protocol, and where and how could distributed data be stored to prevent a large scale privacy leak?
Possible data we might exploit, if the user voluntarily makes it available:
- products that we know they buy despite a negative Consumerium buying signal - this would help us refine what their individual buying criteria really are
- allergy and food sensitivities for all people that the given user buys for
- nutritional or desired diet information (use Consumerium Services to help one stick to a diet? Another way to become self-funding possibly)
- individual buying criteria specific to a product or a standard label - in other words, do they care about a label or not, will they buy from certain types of companies or not, from certain types of countries or not
- Faction loyalties or tendencies that reflect political choice and may help resolve questions of "do they care about this or not?" This should be kept generalized to the point of a broad stereotype, to avoid violating more serious privacy. Probably no more than a basic political spectrum can be reflected, if that, and that of course voluntarily.
RFID might make all of this quite visible to vendors, but not to consumers.