Interesting new British evidence-based research review, The Future of Identity by the government’s Chief Scientific Advisor Sir John Beddington…

The Future of Identity project has utilised over 20 independent papers, providing a wide ranging evidence base for the project. You can access each of these driver review papers below, as well as both the full report and its executive summary.”

Interesting also see the BBC’s picture editors immediately anchoring the reporting of this with fiery visions of hell — pictures of fiery online demons and the flames of real-world riots. And a first paragraph highlighting social networks and online gambling. I can’t help thinking there might be a religious worldview at the back of such choices, one alarmed by such conclusions as…

“In future, the UK needs to be considered as much a part of the virtual world as a real place.”

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