The Future of Internet-Scale Identity

1. The Future of Convergence Around an Internet-Scale Identity System

The year is 2012, and we have finally achieved an Internet-scale identity system. Please answer the following questions about how we achieved this state.
1. What were the different approaches that we took to achieve Internet-scale identity?
2. Did the government have a role in this achievement?
3. If your answer to the above question was yes, what role did the government play?
4. What challenges had to be overcome to achieve this goal in different countries with major Internet usage? How did the international and national developments differ?
5. What new market services/business models emerged in relation to Internet-scale identity?
6. How were the usability issues resolved? For example:

- interface design
- cross-platform usage
- "ceremony" -- a human-machine interface process that reassures or warns a user about the outcome of the identity or authentication process
7. What were the roles/options for pseudonymity and anonymity within the Internet-Scale identity?
8. How did the cost of energy and transportation affect the demand for Internet-scale identity? What possible solutions to the energy/transportation crisis did Internet-scale identity make possible?
9. How does the movement toward open source education affect the demand for Internet-scale identity?
10. How are biometrics used in Internet-scale identity?
11. How did the development of the Semantic Web affect the development of Internet-scale identity?
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