Pitor Cofta's presentation at eComm 2008


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Pitor Cofta's presentation at eComm 2008

  1. 1. Identity and Trust Enabling Layers of the Future Communication Landscape Piotr Cofta, Chief Researcher, BT We essay a difficult task; but there is no merit save in difficult tasks. Ovid
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  3. 3. The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate. Joseph Priestley 1733-1804
  4. 4. No 'more ' but 'better ' communication <ul><li>Create the network with people in mind </li></ul><ul><li>Understand how people communicate </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare technical design guidelines </li></ul>
  5. 6. Communication is autopoietic <ul><li>Communication exists to sustain communication </li></ul><ul><li>Self-inflicted problem of unbound growth </li></ul><ul><li>Improvement through communication shortcuts </li></ul>
  6. 8. ISO/OSI reference model c.a. 1980 'seven layers'
  7. 9. ISO/OSI Society
  8. 10. Identity layer ISO/OSI Society Address IP Network Identity
  9. 11. Trust layer ISO/OSI Society Transport Trust Reliability TCP
  10. 12. Identity and Trust <ul><li>Identity and trust are constructed to combat the growing complexity of communication </li></ul><ul><li>Identity and trust are both social constructs </li></ul><ul><li>They exist because we communicate </li></ul><ul><li>They are side-effects of communication </li></ul><ul><li>They serve as communication shortcuts </li></ul>
  11. 13. Identity <ul><li>It is not an address, name, post code, card, PIN or fingerprint </li></ul><ul><li>Your identity is my perception of your persistent interacting 'whole' </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;I construct your identity&quot; </li></ul>IP
  12. 14. Identity as a communication shortcut <ul><li>Identity encapsulates past , allowing for consolidation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(I know him, so...) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identity defines communication endpoint </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Mom, are you there?) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identity guarantees targeted delivery of signals across the society </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Could you please tell your friend...) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identity removes the need to start from scratch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(As we have agreed...) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 15. Identity Protocol <ul><li>Future 'Identity Protocol' layer is about active construction of identities </li></ul><ul><li>Self-determination and autonomy (incl. privacy) </li></ul><ul><li>Social relevance (incl. communities) </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility, openness and interoperability </li></ul>IP
  14. 16. Trust <ul><li>It is neither virtue nor weakness, neither an emotional tweak nor a calculated move. It is a necessity . </li></ul><ul><li>Trust is an expectation of predictable future behaviours of an intentional entity </li></ul><ul><li>Trust does not imply benevolence, only adherence to type </li></ul>TCP
  15. 17. Trust as a communication shortcut <ul><li>Trust encapsulates future , by setting default expectations </li></ul><ul><li>(I cannot imagine Bob doing this...) </li></ul><ul><li>Trust is a type selector , simplifying interpretation </li></ul><ul><li>(Alice is a doctor, she will get it right..) </li></ul><ul><li>Trust decreases semantic gap in understanding </li></ul><ul><li>(We are so alike, no need to explain everything...) </li></ul><ul><li>Trust increases meaning while decreasing volume </li></ul><ul><li>(That goes without saying...) </li></ul>
  16. 18. Trust & Control Protocol <ul><li>Future 'Trust & Control Protocol' is about assessing justified trust </li></ul><ul><li>No trust -> enforcement without understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Total trust -> understanding without communication </li></ul><ul><li>Justified trust -> trust that is matching trustworthiness </li></ul>TCP
  17. 19. http://www.designedfortrust.com Designed for Trust
  18. 20. http://piotr.cofta.eu
  19. 21. [email_address]
  20. 22. An eComm 2008 presentation – http://eCommMedia.com for more