What kinds of scenarios are available to the public to make sense of future developments in identity management? We searched and analysed how various sectors look upon the future: government, security, industry, health, pop culture, science fiction, art and design, high tech and gadgets.
We found that in these sectors future scenarios for identity management show three forms of human interaction that will need identification or authentication.
In addition, these scenarios present three different instruments to introduce ourselves (identify) and prove who we are (authenticate)
The combination of interactions and instruments produces nine mother scenarios, that together constitute a ‘field’ of representation and premediation. All nine of them have positive, optimistic and negative, pessimistic varieties.