What is the future of digital identity?

IDEO CoLab
Jan 13, 2016 · 1 min read
Inspiration at the IDEO Cambridge Studio

by Ted Ko

I never leave home without my wallet, phone, or keys. Everything — my credit cards, driver’s license, social media accounts, apartment keys — is a link back to me. They are the physical and digital manifestations of who I am and what I can do.

The problem is that all these manifestations are fragmented. One card only works for one company. One login only works for one account. One key only works for one door. Nothing talks to each other, even though they point to the same thing — me.

Sure, carrying some plastic and metal in my pockets isn’t asking too much from me. However, this fragmentation actually leads to large moments of pain and friction when it really matters.

Imagine, for a second, if we lived in a world where we could carry the different pieces of our identities across any (digital or physical) border without any friction.

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Originally published at medium.com on January 13, 2016.

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