There’s some news that many conspiracy theorists are going to have a field day with after reading.
The United Nations (UN) has created a digital solution to help UN agencies with operational and transactional tasks, The UN Digital ID. This ID is a digital wallet that will be used for data related to human resources, medical status, travel, payroll and pensions, onboarding new employees, and retirees. Its intention is to reduce data fragmentation while streamlining processes.
Additionally, according to the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO’s) Uniting Aviation, the ICAO Technical Advisory Group for the Traveller Identification Program (TAG/TRIP) has endorsed the first digital travel credential (passport). There will be three implementation types for DTCs, and they are as follows:
- Type 1 DTCs consist of a virtual component only, with electronic machine-readable travel documents such as passports serving as physical authenticators. Data is extracted from the physical credential and stored in a digital container, such as a smartphone. The physical document serves as a backup credential.
- Type 2 DTCs have both a physical and virtual component, in addition to the machine-readable travel document. Authorities issuing travel credentials will extract data from a central database and digitally sign these credentials. The digital container, such as a mobile phone, serves as the primary backup while a physical document serves as an alternate backup.
- Type 3 DTCs eschew machine-readable documents entirely, making use of both the physical and virtual DTC components. Issuing authorities would only give travelers a DTC with no physical document.
These digital “solutions” are directly tied to the new normal anchored from the coronavirus. And with people like Bill Gates endorsing vaccine mandates and digital tracking certificates, I’m having a hard time dismissing what conspiracy theorists have said all year.
Until Next Time…
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