Jeremy Epstein looks at how Amazon is integrating advertising into their streaming video service, and how it could be applied to crypto-enabled business models of the future:
Let’s leave aside the legitimate fear that now Amazon has even MORE information about you, locked away in proprietary databases, and can manipulate you at will since who cares about that anyway, right?
What Amazon is now doing, better than anyone in the history of TV has ever done, is tie content viewing directly to revenue.
For every show you watch, intro you skip over, episode you quit halfway through…every single click, you are going to earn some sort of crypto-token for it.
That’s right, you will get paid to watch TV. (That’s all we need, right? At least my kids can become revenue generators now.)
Vendors will run AI algorithms on all of the data that you (and others) generate and serve even more relevant ads based on your viewing habits.
You’ll get your content for free and you will get paid to watch it. Then, you’ll use those crypto-tokens to buy the products that advertisers put in front of you (which is paid for in the same crypto-tokens), all part of the circular economy.
It likely won’t be Amazon that will find a way to pay you, as they’ve shown they are happy to keep your data in exchange for finding ways to sell more, but there are new business models, made possible by crypto and blockchain.
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