I keep coming back to the concept of identity. Lots of human ideas, activities and concepts are influenced by identity. Personal identity. Group identity – if there is such a thing.
Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Owen Davies who’s working on one aspect of this, namely digital identity. A secure, trustworthy digital identity would be a really nice thing to have these days, but there is still no one accepted system available.
The Identity Commons are creating a solution for this, which will ultimately be owned by all of us – and doesn’t that feel a little better, than having Microsoft own your digital identity (or at least the systems supporting it).
They are basing their work on chaordic principles, which feels exactly right for a project of this kind. From what Owen told me about it, it sounds like a really cool thing. Rock on, guys!