Facebook ID cards: AKA Internet ID Card

Governments are slowly nudging society to controlled internet hubs to spy, collect and profile us by our digital data , such as Facebook. Facebook ID is fictitious as of now, but an internet ID card will be coming soon.


The idea of a Facebook ID that could one day replace a driver’s license or a national identity car is proposed by German Internet artist Tobias Leingruber. His card looks like a mini version of your page — complete with your photo, name, user name, Facebook country code, your unique Facebook user ID and a QR code linking you to your Facebook page.

This Facebook ID card is currently just an artist’s statement on the incredible amount of personal data that travels the web everyday.

According to his website he states, “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 laziness (or convenience). 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.”

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