At the Plurality Research Network Conference 2023, which commenced on January 13, 2022, and continued through January 15, 2023, I delivered a lighting talk the first day.
A Little Introduction to the Conference
Researchers and practitioners from various domains, such as computer science, sociology, political ethics, and government, who are exploring plural technologies are brought together at the Plurality Institute.
Plural technologies are reusable computing platforms that promote collaboration and development across various social communities.
A Brief Overview of My Talk at the Conference
During my presentation at the conference, I discussed the issues and difficulties that are associated with digital identifier systems, including the following examples:
- There is no way for us to influence the assignment of digital Identifiers (private namespaces and globally managed registries).
- Architectures for phone home or surveillance systems (the OpenID authentication process).
- There is no standard method for sharing attributes.
I also discussed how different groups, organizations, and political systems handled the management of their own boundaries historically using paper.
After that, dove into Decentralized Identity. I went through the identifiers that don’t fall under the category of private namespaces or global registries. In essence, the protocols of DID (decentralized identifier), together with the standard components of the DID document, as well as Verifiable Credentials. You can se my talk here.
I really enjoyed the other talks given that first day. You can see them all here – if you click on “show more” in the comment each different speaker has their own links.