>>100991283>he really thinks companies don't do this>all>the>time
wew lad. See, let me break it down like this: you know how its hard for new streaming services to compete with netflix, because netflix got in on it early and has more content than any of the upstart streaming services combines? Or how netflix simply can't compete with the user generated content from youtube that's literally thousands of videos every hour?
Okay, now instead of streaming services, imagine a vast predictive data algorithm that stocks up on pre existing data early, and not only that, builds on that data every day to paint as complete a picture of the market as possible. What company WOULDNT tap into that, who'd be stupid enough to try and fight against cold hard empirical data on what makes money, what stocks WILL sell, which ones won't? It'd be the equivalent of being one guy trying to compete with youtube for video hosting, its impossible and ill advised financially.
Now, say the data suggests (and it really does mean suggest since the programs don't formulate fucking opinions) that certain markets are going to grow over the next decade or so. Why wouldn't marketers tap into that to help speed along that process and secure a foothold in that market? And here's a fun one, who's to say some marketing narratives wouldn't be completely and utter bullshit spun by someone who happened to convince some executives that the data suggests that some agenda driven variable is the way to go forward?
Wake the fuck up, anon, this isn't cyberpunk, this is the real fucking world we're talking about, this is where the fucking orders come from, this is what stock holders who have a say in company policies put their faith into because most of them aren't economists themselves. Some marketers are independent agents with their own agenda, but most follow what the machine says, the machine's the closest thing to an objective gospel we have.