Identity as the Next Frontier
Posted by Allison Fine on February 19, 2009
I love BIG ideas. Why mess with small or incremental ones when the big ones are out there to really stir the pot? Nokia has created new site called the Ideas Project where brilliant people, like Jerry Michalski and Esther Dyson, among others, put forth a really big idea.
Charlene Li was interviewed for the Ideas Project site. She spoke about the future whereby we all have just one identify. In the future, Charlene predicts, our Flckr, Facebook, Twitter, email and cell phone identities will all merge into one that we, the user, controls. Of course, I love it, and it is VERY BIG. Here’s the interview with Charlene about this:
The idea of one identity isn’t entirely new, folks like the brilliant Kaliya Hamlin have been promoting it for a long time. And I would politely disagree with Charlene in one small way that the future of one, common identity doesn’t rest with a new device as it does with new software – but maybe she meant that it was just a slight misspeak in an interview. Nonetheless, it seems like this future is inching ever closer and maybe this year or next we’ll finally get to a place where each one of us being able to seamlessly control our identify, our content (see the embroglio this week over Facebook’s proposed new Terms of Service – the ongoing saga of Facebook trying to figure out how to make money continues!)
My question back to Charlene is this: How do we create the Groundswell to get there?
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