It may or may not surprise you to learn that a small group of people, and the interests they represent, collectively know more about you and your personal digital vapor trail than you do. They're top executives from global banking and telecom companies, professors from top-tier universities, as well as members of the Federal Communications Commission. They are human factors experts who are working in personal data manipulation and storage, geo-location services and cloud systems design. They are working together, right now, to chart the trajectory of your digital future.
What they're trying to sort out is a concept called Federated Identity. It's the holy grail of single sign-on meets location-relevancy-targeting, via mobile. One button access to profile, credentials and purchase, wherever, whenever. No more screen names, no more unique passwords. Digital life would become a frictionless, breezy stroll through an unending landscape of pinpoint relevancy and personalization.