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I'm a lawyer whose practice involves privacy issues. My opinion is that identity itself is going to completely unreliable and impossible to verify within my lifetime. When your phone rings and you have absolutely no way of knowing whether the person on the other end is who they say they are, even if you know them well, and even if there is video, biometrics, etc.--that's when personal identity will be truly over. From there, it will progress quickly until even an in-person meeting will be hard to authenticate.

You would probably enjoy Hannu Rajaniemi's work. Even individuals may not know for sure if they're who they think they are.

Thanks for the recommendation. I think we're quite lucky to live in this time before that transition is completed.

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