Wider Team had a verifiable 2022
Our small band of strategy consultants gave back to our professional communities in 2022. Here’s the recap of our digital identity, ethics, manufacturing, and supply chain talks, papers, standards work, and workshops.
Identity of Things: verifiable credentials are safer for IoT systems
Paper: “Capabilities-based access control for IoT devices using Verifiable Credentials”
Why do you care about identity?
I have always given a damn about digital identity. Hi. I’m Phil Wolff. And this is a personal note to start my 2022. I love that digital identity tries to answer deep philosophical questions. What does it mean to be human? How do we trust ourselves and each other? What is the reality we agree…
The missing ingredient in digital transformation
Are you ready to extend digital transformation to your customers, partners and wider ecosystem? If yes, you may want to consider how DIDs and VCs can play a role.
Six months goes fast: December’s Predictions
End-of-year predictions are fun. But the last six months were as surprising as the six before. How did we do?
Why is IoT arriving slower in some industries? Identity and other blockers
Our team talks with many digital identity and IoT professionals each week. One of our Michaels remarked that diffusion of innovation and propagation of both IoT and digital identity seems uneven. Three examples of uneven IoT and Identity of Things adoption… 🏭 Medical device factories IDoT is already pervasive within high assurance settings such as…
By 2030, Captcha for AI
Ask any sysadmin and they’ll tell you humans are the easiest way to penetrate a network. Been that way long before Kevin Mitnick. In 2020, deep fake tools and GPT-3 are convincing. How soon before they defeat prove-you’re-human tests? Then, how long before they convincingly replicate the behavior of trusted network devices? WiderPoV: Ten years…
By 2025, Mixed Reality takes a bite out of mobile
6G gets a global rollout five years from now, giving augmented reality its missing identity, security, bandwidth, location data, and coverage. Mixed Reality gear will directly replace mobile phones and other screens in your life. MR glasses, contact lenses, earbuds, rings, cuffs, bracers, bracelets, and other wearables erode mobile sales faster than smartphones replaced dumb…
By 2025, consumer medtech in space.
By 2025, Nokia’s modified 4G lunar cellular network will be covering Moonbase Alpha, fitbits will be on Dragon flights, and Alexa will counsel you en route to Barsoom. WidelyPoV: Constraints drive innovation. Designing for medtech in space is like designing for rural, disaster-strewn, low-infrastructure places. Plan for high-latency, low power, unreliable connectivity. For solar radiation.…
In 2021, humans-first policies pervade IIoT, IoMT
GDPR and CCPA are government manifesting public will to have more control over their digital lives. This is a long term trend and it’s gathering momentum. Expect this to deepen as it spreads into the world of clinical facts and the analysis derived from those observations. Are your apps and hospital beds, your security systems…
In 2021, Identity Composability proliferates telehealth services and platforms
Telehealth is made of component services and devices. Identity, text chat, video chat, notes, maybe sensor history. Identity is itself composed of a number of services. What if telehealth was was a feature of something bigger? A care team collaborative tool, maybe. Or a neighborhood check-in program. A school nurse for kids. Or a… Watch…