Facebook ID Cards
We are living in a world filled with promise, and as humans, we are individually trying to find our identity in this world.
And as we find it and do different things, we may pick up some cards to prove who we are, such as driving licences and the link.
But, have you ever thought "I wish there was a card or something for social media, so I can easily link up people with my web life"?
Well, you're wish may come true, as someone has created a Facebook identity card prototype.
Facebook currently has over 800 million users, and is the dominant force of identity on the web, but could it be so in real life also?
The card holds some basic information such as your real name, your username, gender and the date that you joined the giant of social media. It also has an image of yourself and a QR code that allows people to visit your profile anywhere, as long as they have a reader for the code on their device.
The project is known as FB Bureau, and is the brain child of German artist Tobias Leingruber.
He explained the concept of the Facebook identity card, saying: "Governments like Germany have released new passports that offer online identity checks as well, but they will likely never succeed with their technologies given the already existing structure of Facebook, powered by lazieness (or convience).
"The other way around though – A future where a Facebook Identity becomes more important than any governments’ doesn’t seem unrealistic. This possible future is already half-way there. What is exciting about this, what can be our role as artists and why should one even bother? Let’s find out!"
So, is this a good idea? Is this something you would have in your wallet or purse? Is this just a way for Facebook to control our lives? Would it be improved if links to your other social network profiles were there too? Let us know in the comments.