Silibandia is the largest nation on Earth, with over 5 billion citizens – actually, think subjects.
Its name stands for Silicon Valley plus the broadband and media industries, but it’s really the whole feudal nation, where we peasants toil in the digital fields controlled by the institutional aristocracy, including the troll farm operators and the dark web mafia. (Really, it’s all one big Cosa Nostra – remember when one of them used to say “Do no evil”?)
This immense nation collects over $2.5 Trillion in taxes each year. Taxes? Really? See the breakdown below. And think about it – can you have a digital existence without paying Silibandia with your money and your soul?
The Authenticity Alliance is comprised of
The Authenticity Alliance functions like an “Authenticity growers’ Cooperative” – modeled after food growers’ cooperatives like these, which are owned exclusively by the farmers who proudly grow the nourishing food of their brand.
In our case, the farmers are the entrepreneurs and individuals of the Authenticity Alliance who pitch in and grow this wonderful new crop called Authenticity.
Help us grow Authenticity™ — a desperately needed nourishment for our online world. Join us in eliminating the inauthenticity we all suffer at the hands of Silibandia.
*Tax revenue = IT $1.32T + Broadband $355B + Media $1.145T
Silibandia’s information infrastructure includes a huge database about YOU — your beliefs, your relationships and affiliations, where you go, who you hang out with, the ideas and information you’ve been exposed to, etc., etc. It’s NOT just about your purchase habits. All that information about you helps those who plan to get you to think their way.
If you find it inconvenient to free up a spare $100 billion
to join one of those boards, don’t despair.
We have another way you can help change the digital world
to bring people what they need.
Then you’ll be happy to learn that Authentiverse brings you exactly those things.
AC (asymmetric cryptography) is a mathematical method invented in the 1970s at the same British cryptography organization where Alan Turing, years earlier, shortened Word War II by cracking the German Enigma code. AC uses a pair of large numbers – a public one and a secret one – each of which can solve a digital puzzle created by the other.
In identity applications, AC allows for near-certain confidence that an identity certificate in the digital world represents its human counterpart in the physical world. Such confidence in the identities of people operating in the digital world introduces accountability for online objects, actions, and processes.
This two-minute video shows how AC works in three areas of online activity that depend on solid knowledge of identity.
Real-world accountability for online activity will significantly reduce breaches, fraud, theft, privacy incursion, phishing, ransomware, trafficking, misinformation and other crime and mischief in the online world.
To see AC’s foundational place in the structure of Authentiverse, watch this video:
AC to Authentiverse
Your MOI can reside in your MyOwnOffice, which can be inside your MyOwnHome. (After all, your physical home is a private, secure, bounded social space for family and friends, so why shouldn’t your digital home be your own private, secure, bounded personal social network for family and friends?)
Think of MOI™ as a super-secure digital file cabinet with three drawers.
The content of the first two drawers constitutes your Biographical Reference Work (so called because of some characteristics of copyright law).
MOI gives you the tools to claim the information in your Biographical Reference Work as your Personal Intellectual Property, covered by both international copyright law and by secrecy law (usually referred to as “trade secret law” but not limited to secrets used in commerce.)
That means that anyone who wants to use any information in those first two drawers must consent to an implicit or explicit nondisclosure agreement (NDA) and also must obtain a license from you to have and use that information. The license will specify permissible uses, and that any other use of your Personal Intellectual Property constitutes theft and will entitle you to compensatory and punitive damages.
The first drawer is built from Tim Berners-Lee’s W3C Solid specification and is where you store your structured information — things like name, address, phone number, etc — that fit into fields of a certain fairly short maximum length.
The second drawer is for unstructured information such as photos, videos, stories, resumes — typically larger blocks of information that isn’t confined to fields.
The third drawer is for information that you happen to have in your possession and which requires protection, but which you do not necessarily own — such as files that you use in your work.
MOI is very much a work in progress, and its specifications are subject to frequent change. You can help bring it to MVP (minimum viable product) status by becoming an alpha test user.
MOI is just a start on all the things that will be possible in Authentiverse™ — an environment of REAL privacy, REAL security, and REAL accountability.