Identity in 10 Years - How People Change

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Conference IIW8 Room/Time: 10/G

Convener: Chris Lunt

Notes-taker: Chris Lunt


Technology Discussed/Considered:

Discussion notes, key understandings, outstanding questions, observations, and, if appropriate to this discussion: action items, next steps:

  • A history of surprising Behavior
  • Handles
  • Blogging
  • Email addresses on resumes
  • Consumer domain buying

Emerging Trends

  • Amazon “Real Names”
  • Personal name collision in the global namespace
  • Virtual Goods/Currencies
  • “transparent generation”
  • Activity Streams
  • Concurrent Presence (twitter/SMS + real world)

Unresolved Issues

  • The value of face-to-face vs. virtual interaction
  • Implicit vs. Explicit activity streams


  • Will people keep considering virtual and real-world identities as separate
  • How will be people decorate their virtual identity
  • What are people capable of learning: will users ever manage access control?