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Thomas H Jones II

There's a number of options available or in the works. Most of the options take the form of trust-proxies or tokens (something verifies that you're you, then, via a trust-web, effectively vouches for you with other systems). Some of the trust-proxies that establish your "youness" are kind of creepy, though. So, it might be a hard sell to get them widely adopted (do you really want to have to use a login system that knows you're you just by the way you walk or type or other, even more personl, uniquely-identifying idiosyncrasies or attributes?).

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Cristina Ruth Author

Are there any available options today that are NOT creepy? Definitely would be a hard sell for those. We would need something that would be a no-brainer for people to switch to.