The use/rent/return pattern is simpler and the concept of theft is reduced to that of additional rents - as is often the case in say video rental. The user is acquired and uses the item/service/facility in its ordinary mode of use. Some portion of rent is paid up front or as part of the cost of marketing or insurance or under written by society as a whole. All gain/loss/capital goals are achieved by satisficing the user's need, maximizing rental opportunity, minimizing returns. Shareware for instance follows this very pattern:
- use is easy
- rent is charged only after an initial use period
- return is achieved by technological means (crippling) or lack of features or help or service
As this model moves to generic physical things, use of RFID, biometrics and mobile augmented reality should be sufficient to deal with any problems arising from having the use precede the rent. However, URR assumes that the rented item/service/facility is so generic as to be easily provided to any user - the abundance assumption. Efforts to balance/service/throughput are enabled as follows: individual capital does not waste time, instructional capital reflects the actual use, not affordable, use, and infrastructural capital is minimized: everyone does not need their devices.
Throughput accounting integrates with the URR pattern as follows: 1. more money in - increase cash throughput by making more usable goods available where they are likely to be used by those that are willing, able, and likely to pay - see trynbuy 2. money trapped - reduce inventory by moving goods to where they will be used more - effectively treating every location like a warehouse - see everywherehouse. 3. less money out - reduce operating expense by replacing insurance with up-front labour contracts to repair or replace inputs that would otherwise cost in cash - see barter
The instructional capital associated with each item/service/facility grows maximally since everything is used to the maximum degree, assuming it can be monitored and observed. As users give up privacy until they pay rent, this is a reasonable tradeoff indeed if innovation is possible.