This site will continue to investigate and analyze the ways in which emerging technologies are impacting the notion of personal identity.
Self-sovereignty will become a defining issue in a post-Covid world. Vaccine certificates are already being made mandatory by nation-states and commercial industries. A louder call for digital ID can also be heard from some quarters. But these are just the opening salvos in a bigger, wider, more essential debate yet to come. What are the terms of service when we have brain-machine interfaces? How many avatar identities will you have in the metaverse? Technology is impacting one's legal authentication but it's the tip of the iceberg in terms of implications for identity overall. The book takes on themes of identity expression, anonymity, technological surveillance leading to conformity, medical ethics and genetics, and even the preservation of personal identity beyond death in the digital afterlife.
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