There's a whole bunch of yummy goodness about Digital ID World, and the huge range of discussions that any thinking on the subject engenders over at Marc's Voice. Lots of pictures too, if you want to see what all these folks look like.
(One of the amazing things about this blog stuff is that I don't know any of these folks, but here I am, if not part of the conversation, at least part of the peanut gallery...
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As they used to say in the old days -- "on the Internet, no one knows you're a dog ..." but, uhh, I guess good digital ID would change all that....)
The other really amazing thing is that here are all of these people, none of whom are (as far as I can tell) elected officials, mega-biz bigwigs, or hollywood celeb types. Yet they are thinking important thoughts, saying what seem to be intelligent things, and generally having a good time.
So, two questions:
1) where are all of the aforementioned bigwigs? Are they thinking similar thoughts? Having similar conversations? If so, where and with whom???
2) If the people with the visible money and power are off somewhere else actually designing these systems (and I think they are), are they a) paying attention to the conversation here; and b) do they give a shit what anybody else thinks?
I think that the answers to those questions will tell us a lot about what the future is going to look like.