Apple recently announced a new feature to be released in iOS 15 that would allow all photos stored on an iPhone and in iCloud to be scanned for child specific abusive material (CSAM). Theoretically Apple would be able to compare every iPhone photo to known CSAM material and identify people who create and share such villainous content.
When it comes to the concept of being human, there is nothing more valuable than one’s identity. It is what defines you and separates you from others around you. According to psychologists who study human meaning, identity is the sum of a person’s qualities, beliefs, and personality. For sociologists studying identity, an individual’s culture, religion, and history develop their identity as well.
With so many elements involved, it is no wonder that identity is such an incredible part of existence. For millennia, your identity was one part of you that was difficult for another to damage or take away. Remove all other parts of someone’s life – their friends, family, material possessions – you still cannot rule over, steal, or destroy their identity.
Or can you?