Whenever we contemplate human dignity and well-being, social inclusion and equity, economics, education, democratic process, peace and justice, whenever we contemplate many of the sustainable development goals and corresponding targets, we inevitably contemplate the question of human identity in the digital age.
Nefarious bots are at the crux of fake news. Sybil attacks frustrate pseudonymous democratic participation. Can we create proofs of humanness and uniqueness while preserving privacy and personal security?
SSI has distressing emergent outcomes — the antithesis of the hopes and plans of the SSI community and those attracted to SSI's real-world application. We have to reflect and rethink.