Will there be advertising when machines make the purchasing decisions?
In 2015 German white goods manufacturer Miele presented the first washing machine that will re-order detergent automatically. (https://www.miele.de/en/m/miele-presents-worlds-first-networked-dispensing-system-at-ifa-3155.htm).
What if more and more household appliances make every day purchasing decisions? What if the machine decides what product to buy, who to buy it from, when to buy it and at what price?
How does a consumer discover new products or new merchants?
Who will influence the purchase decisions and how? Will there be advertising at all? Will there be transparent algorithms, or will the brands and merchants have to pay the appliance manufacturers for being listed?