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David Birch: Identity without a name or PsychicID

17 Aug 2012


You need to prove your age for buying alcohol, give your PIN for shopping, use your password for login into your email account, but you rarely need to give your name anymore unless you want to be a victim of identity theft.

At TEDxSussex University, David Birch proposes a safer, fractured and conditional approach to personal identification that would almost never require your real name, taken from Dr. Who’s concept of Psychic Paper (a paper that allows the user to show only what they want people to see), Birch explains the idea of Psychic ID.

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