When we centralise information for deduplication we run into challenges. First, what do we centralise. Second, who ‘governs’ that which is centralised.
From the Blog on ICT4D
Many organisations have cultures of speed. One of the biggest challenges is figuring out how to see the ‘long view’. It is about seeing slowly.
When we decentralise we can’t ‘prove’ uniqueness across a population group. There appears to need a some sort of centralisation ability for this.
Building a quality product or service is the beginning of marketing, not the end. The ‘how’ is as important as the ‘what’ perhaps arguably more important.
Amplifying hate has never been our intent and yet is a by product. Spending more time addressing this needs to be part our agenda too.
Is the natural destination of using biometrics that we no longer use people’s names? Perhaps we need to consider what it means to be seen, to be human.
Product launches are easy. There is a formula to follow. Building and sustaining a community is hard work. So perhaps the place to start is ‘who’s it for?’
Sometimes our systems say someone does not exist even though they standing right in front of us. What we do with a system failure says a lot about us.
Shifting from generosity to suspicion is subtle. We forget too that 99% of people are honest, good, and want to feed their family like we do.