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Re: Use Case: Marking to Clothing

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:15:09 +0200
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To: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
Cc: Web Payments <public-webpayments@w3.org>
On 20 September 2014 16:00, Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>

> It's very close to contour based analysis of individuals...
> Why clothing, not people?

Marking of people is already implemented.

I think clothing is something that is a little less 'geeky'

> Technically, what's the difference?
> Wouldn't targeting a wifi MAC address (or bluetooth unique device Id, not
> sure if it's a MAC address) be similar?
> Clothing would infer a person needs to take a particular position inorder
> for it to be readable.
> How does it support persona, over identity (meaning pseudo-anonmity)...?
> Wouldn't qrcodes on business cards be low-hanging fruit?

There are other use cases, but in this case a person would normally be the
owner of the garment.

> Timh
> On 20 Sep 2014, at 11:24 pm, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> Hi All
> Im currently working with a project called bitmark [1].
> The idea is that you can mark content on the web, on a phone, via email,
> geo located, on the internet of things, or in the real world (anything with
> an IRI, which to say, anything).  The concept of a mark is a show of
> approval, and the recipient can in turn, mark other users etc.
> This has a payment element and a reputational element.  The idea of
> marking is money+reputation.
> My use case is in regard to the marking of real world clothing.  To mark
> clothing a unique identifier is preferred.  It would be possible to mark to
> a QR code which contains enough entropy to store an identifier.  But
> relatively few people would want to wear clothing with a QR code on it.
> The solution to this would be to design unique fashion items such as
> T-Shirts, trousers and other items of clothing such that the design could
> be translated, via an algorithm, to a machine readable identifier.
> Each item of clothing would be a unique fashion statement but also carry
> transferrable reputation of the wearer.  A web based ledger can be used to
> see how much that item has been marked, when the marking was carried out,
> and who it was by.  Either by a known individual, or anonymously.
> It would be possible to send transfers to the clothing items using the web
> payments specification and/or crypto currencies over the internet, using a
> internet connected device, such as a computer, mobile phone, tablet or web
> enabled eye wear.
> The owner of the garment is able to look up online, the marking of values
> of that item.  Furthermore, an app on a mobile device would allow the
> wearer to receive updates in real time which would notify the user via
> sound or a vibration.
> In this way individuals area able to know when they are dressed well and
> when it is appreciated by others. It can be possible to quantitatively
> discover which designs suit the wearer most.  And it can perhaps also lead
> to interesting social situations or friendly rivalry.
> As will most things in this group the concept is extensible to anything on
> the web, but this specific use case is related to clothing.
> Would this be a use case that the payments group would be interested in?
> I have started to work on an implementation and would be happy to share a
> demo if anyone would like to see more.
> Thanks
> Melvin
> [1] https://github.com/project-bitmark/marking/wiki
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