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Re: Seeking to update Decentralized Identity related slides

From: Moses Ma <moses.ma@futurelabconsulting.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2018 09:59:34 -0800
To: Stephen Curran <swcurran@cloudcompass.ca>
Cc: Markus Sabadello <markus@danubetech.com>, Public-Credentials <public-credentials@w3.org>
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 Hi Stephen et al,
  

  
I’m an “innovation coach” and what I usually tell my clients or audience is that the key to radical innovation is to look for something that everyone sees as working just fine... but is actually broken. There is no better    example of this phenomena than Internet identity, which is truly broken, but everyone (but us DID revolutionaries) sees as situation normal.   
  

  
This corresponds with my slide titled “The Internet is Broken (and it’s not Kim Kardashian’s fault)”
  

  
The slides that follow propose that this is actually one of the the greatest opportunity spaces in decades for blue ocean innovation.
  

  
That usually gets the attention of enterprise customers.
  

  
Moses
  

  

  

  
  
  
  

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> On Nov 6, 2018 at 9:42 AM,  <Stephen Curran (mailto:swcurran@cloudcompass.ca)>  wrote:
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> For an audience relatively new to the space, or for a less technical audience, I start with the business/online existence problems people face to ground the discussion. I did the Hyperledger Indy chapter for an edX course and tried to start with DIDs and then to VCs and found it very difficult to get to the "why this matters" point. Once I changed to start with the business problem and how the use of DIDs and especially VCs addressed the problems (and more), the understanding and importance was grasped. At least I think it was  :-).
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> On Nov 5 2018, at 10:46 pm, Markus Sabadello  <markus@danubetech.com>  wrote:
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> > On the technology/architecture side, when I do talks I usually start
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> > I find DIDs and why they are needed as a basis for everything else
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> > rather easy to explain. But I also feel that explaining SSI = DIDs + VCs
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> > will be needed on data models, protocols, etc. We're only at the
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> > VCs, but also DID Auth, agents, hubs, personal clouds, petnames,
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> > "DIDs Unique Selling Proposition" looks like an interesting CCG agenda item.
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> > Thanks for sharing your slides, that's great and I also plan to re-use
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> > Did they record your talk in Zurich?
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> > On 11/6/18 12:54 AM, Christopher Allen wrote:
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> > > Thank you everyone for sharing your slides! Very helpful, though there
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> > > were many good ideas elsewhere I was unable to puzzle how to fit in.
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> > > I did succeed in updating a lot of the terminology for my talk tonight
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> > > in Zurich to the latest language  &  integrated at least a few of the
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> > > better approaches from others that I felt were more effective than my
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> > > own. Also, many thanks to Joe  &  Markus who reviewed over the weekend
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> > > New to this talk is I explicitly separate the Ideology from the
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> > > Architecture, and each could potentially stand alone. I agree with Joe
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> > > that using the term “movement” rather than ideology is likely better,
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> > > I received a lot of positive feedback here in Switzerland on the
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> > > ideology part of the talk, but it still needs work. In particular I
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> > > felt Kaliya’s social context recursive triad definition of identity
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> > > leads better into DIDs than Joe’s functional identity definition. I
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> > > like aspects of both but wasn’t able to integrate them.
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> > > The Architecture section is weaker. I tried to explain why we focused
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> > > I’ve done to date, but feel I lost even some of my tech audience there.   
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> > > The story connection from DID Docs to VCs was particularly weak. Some
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> > > tell the story VC first/DIDs second, and I can see why, but right now
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> > > the DID story is more important. We know decentralized is important
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> > > A lot of stuff is missing in section on future work: not sure how to
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> > > My final slides from last night are at:
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> > >  https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/15M0tdSS1dRMVdJdVgBlFap8JwiuFdvocZ0AAu7c1eBk
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> > > I welcome comments, improvements, re-usage, etc.
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> > > — Christopher Allen
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