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Identity+30: The Future of Identity

Founded in New York City in 2008 by Sam Lessin, Y+30 was designed as an authentic forum for discussing what the world might look like in +30 years for a given subject. For instance: Food+30, Healthcare+30, Money+30, Space+30. The forum asks which trends and technologies are emerging today that will have formative effects on the not too distant future.
One thing that many people find troubling is our society's inability to think and plan more than a handful years into the future. This relatively short term perspective is fully insufficient as we move towards an ever faster, more interconnected, and more dynamic world where we need to keep alive the discussion about the long-term implications of these emerging macro-trends.
While he's normally the moderator of these events, Sam Lessin, the founder of and current director of product at Facebook leading the Identity Product Group, will be speaking on what identity might look like in 30 years: Identity+30.

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  1. What are some of the most significant technologies of the last 30 years that have led us to where we are today?
  2. What will be the most significant inflection points in the near future (5 years)?
  3. Is there a place for anonymity online or will the world trend toward a real-name culture and authentic identity going forward?
  4. What other paradigms will shift as a consequence of identities changing?
  5. Who will be the main drivers of these changes?



Meredith Chin, Manager, Communications, Facebook

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