out Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI), a topic that is near and dear to our hearts. Dr. Geoffrey Goodell, associate professor at UCL and research lead at The Peer Social Foundation join us to break down a difficult concept into something we can all understand.
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?
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Throughout our lives, we are required to show ID (e.g., birth certificate, driver’s license, passport) to identify ourselves—to prove our true identity. We consider those documents valuable—we make sure they…
How would you feel if you knew that someone else was making money – and we mean a lot of money – from your identity?
On this episode, we have a very exciting guest—Dr. Geoffrey Goodell, Senior Research Associate of Computer Science at University College London.