The implications of Digital IDs have primarily received focus from a legal and technology perspective without enough analysis regarding the sociological implications. Little wonder that a lot of work remains to be done in making it simple and being able to win a contest for the average Joe between the Internet way and the old way (like Yahoo Internet life used to do).
Depersonalization on the Internet is an important problem – is there an avatar in your future?
Place your bets for the software that is going to help manage online identity. Is it Microsoft infocards, Tivoli Access Manager Enterprise SSO, or some combination of open source initiatives?
We have just begun.