From my reply:
In the VRM development community, we started out calling the latter category “Personal RFPs,” but in the last few months we’ve started calling it Intentcasting. (Scott Adams of Dilbert fame called it “broadcast shopping.”)
A partial list of intentcasting developers is listed here.
An intentcasting scenario ten years hence is described in my Wall Street Journal essay from July. Let’s make it sooner than that. 🙂
Also take a look at this video demo of an intentcasting scenario, produced by @HeatherVescent for Innotribe, the innovation arm of SWIFT, the Belgium-based nonprofit that transfers $trillions per day:
That involves the Digital Asset Grid, which was demo’d two weeks ago in Osaka at SWIFT’s Sibos conference. A number of VRM developers have been involved with that, as well as myself. The main two contributing to the prototype, and there to demo it at Sibos, were Phil Windley of Kynetx and Drummond Reed of Respect Network. Phil has a nice rundown on the session.
A huge thanks to @Petervan for leading the whole project, over the last two years.
|AskForIt † – individual demand aggregation and advocacy|
|Body Shop Bids † – intentcasting for auto body work bids based on uploaded photos|
|Have to Have † – “A single destination to store and share everything you want online”|
|OffersByMe † – intentcasting for local offers|
|Prizzm †- social CRM platform rewarding customers for telling businesses what they want, what they like, and what they have problems with|
|RedBeacon † – intentcasting locally for home services|
|Thumbtack † – service for finding trustworthy local service providers|
|Trovi intentcasting; matching searchers and vendors in Portland, OR and Chandler, AZ†|
|Zaarly † intentcasting to community – local so far in SF and NYC|
I know there are more, and that the descriptions need updating and de-bugging. That’s why I’m listing these here. Write to me with corrections, or fix the wiki yourself. (If you’re not known to it, you’ll need to go through the registration thing.)