I’ve been procrastinating a lot and delaying a long roundup for late 2018 – early 2019, but the moment I found out about this, I knew it had to be a separate entry.

PreShow is a startup that in short, wants you to watch 15-20 minutes of advertisements to earn points that will let you watch x number of movies for free. Brought to you by the co-founder of MoviePass.

PreShow will only work if you’re using facial recognition. Otherwise, how can advertisers be sure you’re actually paying attention?

This is so fucking dystopian and DUMB. Which means it just might take off and become popular, or at least that model will. As of this writing, it’s still a kickstarter campaign — so there’s hope. Maybe.

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