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Re: Egypt joins Nigeria in using association branded national ID card

From: Erik Ros <mail@erikros.me>
Date: Fri, 06 Mar 2015 22:15:01 +0000
Message-ID: <54FA26E5.3090407@erikros.me>
To: public-credentials@w3.org, adrian@hopebailie.com, davidnicol@gmail.com
Dear Adrian,

you ask why not, the answer to that would have to be:

because it is a cluttering of power. We want power to be divided as 
equally as possible over as many people as possible (IMO).

I would like take my remark to a broader point. I think the 
specifications that are being created should valour de-centrality (the 
primary success factor of the internet). We shouldn't need the 
government, or a credit card company to make and economic exchange.

We could do without this dependency. Perhaps we should have open source 
exchange providers?..

Kind regards,

Erik

On 06-03-15 21:10, David Nicol wrote:
>
> On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 6:37 AM, Adrian Hope-Bailie 
> <adrian@hopebailie.com <mailto:adrian@hopebailie.com>> wrote:
>
>     I don't think this is a very encouraging trend:
>     http://www.finextra.com/news/fullstory.aspx?newsitemid=27066
>
>
> Why not? Aside from surveillance and monopoly concerns that are 
> actually there even without making a government-issued ID card a 
> payment instrument, it's excellent synergy. At least
> its a bearer instrument and not a bar code tattoo!
>
>
>
> -- 
> There is a lot more low hanging fruit when you're tall.

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