Your robot needs a passport

David Birch – Wired

David Birch is one of a pretty small group of people who write sense about  money and identity – and he is pretty much unique in doing so with wit and lightness of touch. This short article draws out the connection between identity and attribution. We will increasingly need to know and trust the attributes of robots and systems, we will increasingly be interested in what attributes people assert about themselves – and at the intersection of those needs there will be a particularly precious attribute:

In time, IS_A_PERSON will be the most valuable credential of all.

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