Purchasing products or services without having to sign up for something (usually under the guise of a ‘discount’) has become quite rare.
I was given a voucher for an ‘experience’ as a gift but before I could redeem my ‘experience’ I had to hand over all my personal details.
You go shopping and you’re always asked if you have some kind of rewards card.
You want to join a gym and you need to hand over your life story.
How am I supposed to gauge the worth of my personal details if they aren’t even recognised as legal tender?
Fuck identity theft. I’m just over being forced to engage with people when all that should occur is a transaction of currency for products or services rendered.
The problem is, how the fuck do you turn back the tide? I think the answer lies in monetising personal details. For all the talk of social media companies and their exploitation of psychological weakness - they could help alleviate the problem by setting some kind of basic price for the acquisition of personal details.
First name ($5)
Email address ($30) so on and so forth..and I’m not saying those are the right prices, they’re just an example.
We’re getting fucked over massively and no ones doing anything!