Verifying identity as a social intersection

First published to the AKASHA Foundation blog. Co-author of Radical Markets Glen Weyl invited me to review Verifying Identity as a Social Intersection, co-authored with his colleague at Microsoft, Dr. Nicole Immorlica, and Stanford University's Professor Matthew Jackson. The topic is so-called digital identity, a term that could be mistaken for how personal and group […]

Good identity lives in between

Written for Omidyar Network's Good ID project and first published to the project's blog. I love the way Derek Parfit introduces his book Reasons and Persons: “We are particular people. I have my life to live, you have yours. What do these facts involve? What makes me the same person throughout my life, and a […]

Who are you?

[Originally written for the CIPR Friday Roundup.] Identity is not a black and white thing. Sure, at one end of the spectrum anonymity reigns. This is the world of 4chan, the popular image-based bulletin board from which famous memes such as lolcats and Rickrolling emerged. At the other end of the spectrum we have passport […]