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December 02, 2003

Mobius ID

From earlier this year, my pre-panel message for the Digital Identity panel of PlaNetwork:

McCullaugh's interview of Sterling (6/4 news.com) compares Brin's worldview with Sterling's assertion that surveillance quality is proportional to media resolution. Sterling argued that opacity of identity (privacy) was equivalent to media degeneration and/or observer illiteracy.

While imaginative science writers can (and do) spawn $$ dramatizations of immersive multiplicity (c.f. Michael Douglas, Tom Cruise vehicles), less-funded subjects will likely revert to shoe-leather techniques for identity audits.

Specifically, the domain of human motive remains orders of magnitude smaller than identity domains of behavior, perception (self-identity), utility (geo-identity) or role (social identity).

Heisenberg is neither hood ornament nor polymorphic carrier wave, but cosmic fatalism. Inescapable by techno imagination, with the timeless benevolence of religions' Golden Rule(s), Heisenberg promises faster observation cycles around the mobius band of identity and utility.

Posted by dotpeople at December 2, 2003 06:12 PM | TrackBack