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Why does it matter?
It does matter because it is a question of having the liberty to create freedom of choice in the first place.
Virtual Identity Ent. is aimed at the protection of the Digital Integrity of the Individual.
On the other hand it is a plan to create a hold in life that becomes faster and more demanding with each day. It is of the utmost importance civilians get the proper tools and education to address the possible abuse as we have the mouth full of digital inclusion nowadays. Nevertheless there seems no solution at hand that also liberates and protects the individual from systemic pressure.
This is where Virtual Identity Ent. makes a difference.
What is Virtual Identity? What do we mean by it?
A virtual identity is part of an interface that represents the user in a virtual world such as a chat room, video game, or virtual common space.
Different types of virtual identities are built to complement various platforms and virtual spaces. Many of those most commonly used in video games or other venues are simply called "avatars."
An avatar includes representative images or video content, a 'handle’ or name, and a profile that provides more information about the virtual identity.
People build virtual identities as virtual representatives of themselves. For example, someone's virtual identity in an online role-playing game is often almost completely different than their own identity, although in some ways it is a part of their own identity, since it was individually created.
Many virtual identities in other spaces that are less creatively oriented will more or less represent the actual physical identity of the user, for instance, in collaborative platforms such as Basecamp, where someone may use their own name or image for an avatar.
Virtual identities play a substantial role in some of the most advanced technologies used to connect individual end-users across global Internet and other wireless networks.
The concept is that as virtual worlds and platforms become more functional and vibrant, virtual identities also become more dominant models for self-expression, and practical tools for virtual collaboration.
What is it? How can humanity benefit from its applications?
AI is the ability of a machine to display human-like capabilities such as reasoning, learning, planning and creativity.
AI enables technical systems to perceive their environment, deal with what they perceive, solve problems and act to achieve a specific goal. The computer receives data - already prepared or gathered through its own sensors such as a camera - processes it and responds.
AI systems are capable of adapting their behaviour to a certain degree by analysing the effects of previous actions and working autonomously.
Why is AI important?
Some AI technologies have been around for more than 50 years, but advances in computing power, the availability of enormous quantities of data and new algorithms have led to major AI breakthroughs in recent years.
Artificial intelligence is seen as central to the digital transformation of society and it has become an EU priority.
Future applications are expected to bring about enormous changes, but AI is already present in our everyday lives.
What do we mean by Identiy and why does it matter?
Identity is largely concerned with the question: “Who are you?” What does it mean to be who you are? Identity relates to our basic values that dictate the choices we make (e.g., relationships, career). These choices reflect who we are and what we value. For example, we can assume that the investment banker values money, while the college professor values education and helping students.
However, few people choose their identities. Instead, they simply internalize the values of their parents or the dominant cultures (e.g., the pursuit of materialism, power, and appearance). Sadly, these values may not be aligned with one’s authentic self and create an unfulfilling life. In contrast, fulfilled people are able to live a life true to their values and pursue meaningful goals. Lack of a coherent sense of identity will lead to uncertainty about what one wants to do in life.
Digital identity is an integral part of modern everyday life. The continuous technological advances in this space play a significant role in simplifying and securing online interactions. The principle of digital identity is to provide a digital form of identification, mirroring real-life paper-based identities and transactions. For organisations, digital identity is vital. Providing ways for people to interact with digital services safely, ensuring their data remains secure, is essential to stay competitive against businesses ahead of the game in adopting emerging technology. Staff must be able to log onto accounts, and customers need access to digital services. They might need to check their bank statements, transfer funds, or update account information. Without any form of digital credentials, organisations suffer huge limitations in knowing their employees and customers. How do they know who is behind an account? How are they able to verify their users? How do they store user data? It all ties back to the common denominator – digital identity.
People are tired of unelected social media corporation leaders restricting their freedoms
The world is constantly changing, two decades ago you can’t imagine calling a friend halfway around the world in a second or less. Now, it has become the standard. People not only send messages across the world but they also do video calls with each other. Seeing each other almost in real-time every day.
And around two decades ago one of the largest social media companies have just been founded — Facebook. The term social media is still new back then as not everyone has a stable internet connection. When the internet starts to become widely available everywhere Facebook took the internet by storm. Almost everyone has a Facebook account. But it was just the beginning.
Everything has become so instantaneous that the slightest of downtimes can be frustrating to a lot of us. Though people may not realize that their comfortability comes with a price. Have you ever heard of the term, “If you are not paying for the product, you are the product”?
The Metaverse is best understood as ‘a quasi-successor state to the mobile internet’. This is because the Metaverse will not fundamentally replace the internet, but instead build upon and iteratively transform it. The best analogy here is the mobile internet, a ‘quasi-successor state’ to the internet established from the 1960s through the 1990s. Even though the mobile internet did not change the underlying architecture of the internet – and in fact, the vast majority of internet traffic today, including data sent to mobile devices, is still transmitted through and managed by fixed infrastructure – we still recognize it as iteratively different. This is because the mobile internet has led to changes in how we access the internet, where, when and why, as well as the devices we use, the companies we patron, the products and services we buy, the technologies we use, our culture, our business model, and our politics.
Transhumanism is a way of thinking about the future that is based on the premise that the human species in its current form does not represent the end of our development but rather a comparatively early phase.
Transhumanism is a loosely defined movement that has developed gradually over the past two decades.
Transhumanism is a class of philosophies of life that seek the continuation and acceleration of the evolution of intelligent life beyond its currently human form and human limitations by means of science and technology, guided by life-promoting principles and values.– Max More (1990)
Humanity+ formally defines it based on Max More’s original definition as follows:
- The intellectual and cultural movement that affirms the possibility and desirability of fundamentally improving the human condition through applied reason, especially by developing and making widely available technologies to eliminate aging and to greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities.
- The study of the ramifications, promises, and potential dangers of technologies that will enable us to overcome fundamental human limitations, and the related study of the ethical matters involved in developing and using such technologies.