This question, and others, have been contributed by mediaX faculty and industry affiliates through interviews about priorities for the future.
mediaX invites YOU to consider these questions, refine and explore them, and – importantly – share what you’re working on to create a better future for all. We can do more together than any can do alone, so join the mediaXstanford LinkedIn community to identify critical issues (and solutions) for the future.
Question: Protected and Secure Identity
How might the emerging tech of ubiquitous computing, context awareness, and embodiment be channeled to improve lives while protecting privacy and personal identity?
a. How can ubiquitous computing be leveraged to address the diversity of needs in the world?
b. Given the necessity of information exchange, how can a secure and respectful information relationship be described and appraised – across varying contexts and objectives?
c. How can we develop socio-technical systems that foster resilience to disinformation?
Questions for the Future have been enriched with results of mediaX research and programs over the past 21 years. Although mediaX programs have already initiated inquiries on some of these questions and organizations around the world are tackling one or more of them, the challenges are still considered open. These challenges are complex and concerted collaboration is needed to develop insights and implement solutions.