Will robots need passports? Extending the digital id across the Internet of Things (IoT)
Twenty five years ago, on the internet nobody knew you were a dog. Now they don’t know if you’re a fridge pretending to be a dog. Pretty soon they won’t know if you’re a bot pretending to be a fridge pretending to be a dog. In a world of fake identities and fake news, where it is your car’s braking system getting hacked not your credit card, we need to up the priority of digital identity and we need to develop digital identity infrastructure for people, things and bots. This presentation sets out a practical model for digital identity and explores how we might make progress in solving some the key problems.
David Birch, Author, Advisor & Commentator on Digital Financial Services (UK)