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Being the optimistic sort of chap that I am, I can almost see the advent of "toggle every single checkbox you can find on this page" type add-ons, soon followed by plugins for GDPR pages randomly varying their checkbox descriptions as "check to enable / check to disable" randomly pre-ticking half of them simply on the premise that they might only get the "do track" half if you just accept but you have to manually check the meaning and state of each and every one of them to disable them all.

Then AI-powered add-ons come along that try to figure out which of the checkboxes should be ticked / unticked based on their description wording, then plugins that render those descriptions as images in the worst possible dancing captcha font, and before you know it... wait... what's that noise outside...?

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