What would it be like if 'Entrenched Interests' or 'Sunk Costs' are placed above 'Logic'?
We would be watching a ‘better’ security being achieved by removal of passwords and the passwords being killed by biometrics that is dependent on passwords or being displaced by PIN that is no more than a weak form of numbers-only password as described here
Also in that world where ‘helpful’ and ‘harmful’ would be in competition, we would look like all these lemmings enjoying their pleasant life with quick money from peddling snakeoil and eventually inching towards a deep cliff. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@hitoshi-kokumai/digital-lemming-s-congested-competition-for-bestseller-snakeoil
The newer models of smartphones with biometrics on top of default pincode/password would be ‘safer’ than the early models with only password/pincode.
Biometrics would never be a threat to security, privacy, convenience or economy.
There would certainly be no space for the likes of Expanded Password System.
In brief it would be a very nice place for bad guys.
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Cartoon - Prevalence of Password-less Authentication we had predicted 15 years. http://www.mneme.co.jp/english/manga/parody/index1-2.html
Abstract - What Our Episodic Memory Brings for Identity Assurance
Three big myths are rampant in the sphere of digital identity. These are ‘Higher security achieved by removal of password’, ‘Passwords killed by the biometrics that is dependent on passwords' and ‘Passwords displaced by PIN that is no more than a weak form of numbers-only password’.
Unraveling these myths, we come to the conclusions that we must look for something really valid in the sphere of ‘Non-Text Password’ and that the identity of 'citizens' cannot be separated from their volition and memory while the identity of 'things' can be handled only technologically.
Our own autobiographic memory, especially episodic memory, enables us to come up with the most reliable digital identity platform, bidding farewell to the unsafe and torturous identity proofing.