With the Internet of Things growing at 35% per year the idea of authentication and being authorized to reach resources may be fading. What may be needed is a single unspoofable identity for everyone that is used universally. "The user would have to submit to being identified or withdraw [from using the system]," he says.
That would eliminate online privacy because it would eliminate the option to "selectively revealing oneself to the world," Geer says. "Privacy is the capacity to misrepresent yourself."
Loss of privacy may be a new paradigm, he says, and it might not even be considered wrong if looked at as the path chosen consciously or not by citizens of the Internet. "It can't be wrong, it's only real," he says. "Confidentiality is quaint and irrelevant."
If that's the case, though, data integrity needs to be absolute so data used to decide how a person is treated is accurate, he says.
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