One company knows every product of every other company and uses algorithms and reasoning and quizzes to decide who is suitable for which product.
Rather than be harassed by advertisements, you go through an attention agent. These people or software are responsible for filtering the world to what you like or want.
It should be pull driven. I should have a tailored feed of things for me based on who I am, what I have and what I bought and the resources available to me.
(in a talk at Foresight Institute (2022-04-04))
Rather than encountering that advert for 3d printed vitamin gummies on Facebook or the 10th crypto investment company or flavoured water bottle flavourer on Facebook you can have people communicate with you what you desire.
So these people need to understand you. They specialise in your wants and needs.
Like procurement specialists in companies?
Think of sales people that represent you rather than the seller.
// Their primary function is to find things you definitely need or want or like.
Angels the seekers?
// Is it like spam filters, but for all ads (not just email messages)?
It's more there are people and software who act as a funnel of things that reach you so yes they do filter but that's not their primary function. Their primary function is to find things you definitely need or want or like.
I see this taking off. Is it like spam filters, but for all ads (not just email messages)?
Additionally, the idea of those agents knowing ranges of products (not all products in all world's comapnies) makes sense as well, as this would prevent from attention agent monopolies.