Good humor always has some truth to it. My inspiration came from the Social Network/Facebook movie and realized that these software engineers were gathering personal data to strike-it-rich:Just Press Pla
Their rules are:
1) gather as much personal data as quickly as possible while acting stupid about it
2) Use third parties to distance your corporation from press and legal issues
3) Make the tracking inconvenient to manage - so its always kept on
4) Encourage employees to comment on-line and state their is nothing to worry about
That mindset matches said retailers desire to secretly begin tracking purchasing across stores through third parties. It is a race for power.
Here is another racier take with a bit more polish. Imagine:
I recommend Best Buy also use the high resolution tracking color cameras just installed at Home Depot checkouts. Dump Retail Equation and use the unprecedented reach of Google TV, Trax, Verify, Voice, Trust and Oz.
When the customer is in the checkout/return line with tracking phone their location is instantaneously sent to either of the two major tracking agencies: Google Trax or Delicious iTrack.
Simultaneously the retailers HD color camera image transmits your mug to facial and iris recognition software to match against a secure Sony or Epsilon database. After the face and eyes are verified you are further matched to the exact GPS coordinates of that register. In place of a signature, you speak a text message into your phone for Google Voice to process. Only then does Google Verify grant permission to buy if no holds are in place by law enforcement agencies, IRS, courts or ruling parties**. Retailers such as Best Buy flock to sign up as payment is unconditionally guaranteed.
Returns may require additional security checks* using Google Fraudster following TSA guidelines.
Now Google Oz will know not only your (bar hopping) location history, but also purchase history which is open to interested third parties. At home activate your new Google TV and be amazed to receive a personal Best Buy thank you with special double Reward Zone coupons for ink jet accessories. Fast-forward buttons can be enabled by subscription, but the personal ads will remain to serve you.
The beauty of the system is anarchic receipts, zip codes, drivers license, signature, charge card, wallets, SSN or cash are no longer needed.
I long for this day to feel safe and secure and have plenty of fresh ink on hand. Well time to go to watch new Disney The-Frog-And-The-Pot on me new TV. The 3D effects have become so realistic one could think its happening in real-life!
Well gotta go see if the frog gets saved all in the privacy of my home.
*See store for details. Scientific, patented Lie-To-Me stress and infrared analysis tests may be required. By entering the retailer you give your consent.
** Varies by municipality
Guess i was right about cell phones becoming digital wallets:http://ca.news.yahoo.com/ebay-paypal...005159186.html