That’s completely normal if you understand that “identity” is not something that can be proved.
No. We want every member of our money system to be equal towards money creation. “Sufficient” or “decent” has no meaning to us, because we agree on the fact that values are a relative vision. We do not agree on what is value and what is not, neither in space (a glass of water does not have the same value for a man in the desert and for one in his kitchen) nor in time (we don’t like Whisky at 5 years old, but we might at 20).
More deeply about identification, the problem with “technical solutions” is: in the end, uCoin does not know what is “a scanner” nor “a film”, “a camera”. uCoin defines a coherent system that does not know anything else than pubkeys. It also defines actions that can be interpreted by the system to define members.
The trick being: keys are owned by humans. This way they have a tool to express their will, a will that other humans can legitimately trust is real since signatures are made with these keys their recognize.
Actually, you can put all the “identification” data you want, if humans do not care, they won’t be forced to use it. And that is fine to me.
See! You’ve catched it. We cannot rely on “machines”, because “machines” is something the system cannot define. This is pure human concept. It has no sense to the system.
I could not more agree with your sentence. Change of referential, and you have to interprete everything again. Rules are different in the new referential.
It has nothing to do with easiness. It is a mechanical consequence of debt-money system: money goes where banks allow the money to go (making credits) which mechanically increases prices.
Anyway, to answer your initial question @omega, @Inso mostly expressed my point of view: we should differentiate the human network from the technical one. Their time of execution are completely different, relations between humans are long to establish. Just like birth and death are long to realize for us.
That’s why we plan to have:
- a minimum number of connections to become a member (8 for example)
- a maximum number of connections a member can make (16 for example)
- a maximum distance between 2 members (5 for example)
- a member cannot make another connection before a delay (1 connection every 2 weeks for example)
- connections expire (1 year validity for example)
- members must renew their will to stay as member (every 6 months for example)
Also, you can make tools for people to explore the relations between members and detect frauds.