Skip to comments.What is Identity? Who am I?
Posted on 01/28/2009 4:21:08 PM PST by APRPEH
In honor of Data Privacy Day 2009, APRPEH presents the article from 2006 Its Me, and Heres My Proof: Why Identity and Authentication Must Remain Distinct - Technet Microsoft - Steve Riley mentioned last week by Bruce Schneier on Schneier on Security. Schneier's blog is a great place online to go for security information.
When discussing identity we must first determine the audience to whom we are speaking. To some people identity is who they are. "My name is Ploni". To others identity might be a reflection of some important fact to which they identify answering the questions what they are, what they do. "I am a doctor", "I am a Republican", "I am a Jew". But is this really identity or something else? more
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The identity and fantasies that people create and believe about themselves.
The identity of fanatical leftists, socialists, Harley riders, “do gooders”, etc. that are not that well connected to empirical or pragmatic reality as I know and believe it.
People motivated to do believe and do stupid things because they have a deep narcissistic need to be loved or thought of as special or unique. They're all people with no real talent but who think they're all unique. They're just more meaningless ciphers. They'll sacrifice their own lives to be thought of as noble or “good”.
They're all naive evil doers in the end. They're all fantasists.
They're making a real mess of the world.
It's alot closer than it might seem, taken that way.
but, on review, this material is irrelevant to said thesis.
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