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HPR4029: The product.

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The product.

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  • Source: What is a "product":?
    • noun; Something produced by human or mechanical effort or by a natural process, as.
    • noun; An item that is made or refined and marketed.
  • Supporting Source: The Product model:
    • ... In addition, a specific unit of a product is often (and in some contexts must be) identified by a serial number, which is necessary to distinguish products with the same product definition.
  • Supporting Source: What is Commodification?
    • Within a capitalist economic system, commodification is the transformation of things such as goods, services, ideas, nature, personal information, people or animals into objects of trade or commodities. A commodity at its most basic, according to Arjun Appadurai, is "anything intended for exchange," or any object of economic value.
    • Commodification is often criticized on the grounds that some things ought not to be treated as commodities-for example, water, education, data, information, knowledge, human life, and animal life.
  • Supporting Source: What is Attention economy?
    • Attention economics is an approach to the management of information that treats human attention as a scarce commodity and applies economic theory to solve various information management problems. According to Matthew Crawford, "Attention is a resource-a person has only so much of it." Thomas H. Davenport and John C. Beck add to that definition:
    • Attention is focused mental engagement on a particular item of information. Items come into our awareness, we attend to a particular item, and then we decide whether to act.
  • Supporting Source: What is Surveillance capitalism?
    • Surveillance capitalism is a concept in political economics which denotes the widespread collection and commodification of personal data by corporations. This phenomenon is distinct from government surveillance, though the two can reinforce each other. The concept of surveillance capitalism, as described by Shoshana Zuboff, is driven by a profit-making incentive, and arose as advertising companies, led by Google's AdWords, saw the possibilities of using personal data to target consumers more precisely.
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