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ihatescreennames said:I could very well be wrong, though. (I know I’m simplifying it a little by cutting out some steps required by the phone holder/ID presenter)
All I know for certain is that any sort of ApplePay-like experience requires the “receiving” device to be emitting an NFC challenge, which I’ve yet to see an iPhone do — this would be like iPhone to iPhone tap ApplePay, which would be awesome … but isn’t a thing (yet?).
I’m skeptical — of the ISO 18013-5 standard itself, not Apple’s implementation thereof. I think Apple is doing its best to play a bad hand that the government dealt.I also suspect it’s going to take a very, very long time for anyone to be able to reliably leave their physical ID at home and roll totally digitally.
Why? Digital ID is going to have to operate alongside physical ID for a long time in a “blended environment” … but ISO 18013-5 proposes validators (e.g., a bouncer, hotel desk receptionist, police officer) “accept” digital ID in a cool, but very unique way compared to how they accept physical ID, which can be done with a quick barcode scan.
For example, imagine you’re a nightclub bouncer checking IDs. There are 100+ people in line …
Most quickly hand you their ID, you inspect (or, varsity, scan the barcode with an app) and, in a matter of 1-2 seconds, you’re onto the next person.
Then, someone with an ISO 18013-5 digital ID flashes their phone at you … you can’t just inspect it or scan its barcode (standard doesn’t have one), so now you’re pulling out some special validation app, jacking around with this bespoke use case for 10-15 seconds.So, the ISO by itself is cool and does neat stuff with data sharing, etc., , but it totally sucks when put into a real world scenario with old-school IDs, which is what most people will have.
My guess is a lot of places will just say, “Nah, we’re a private institution and we chose not to accept those, let me see your physical ID”, which then kills adoption.
The ISO creators engineered a solution to a problem, we’ll see if it was the full problem.
Good article — it’s definitely going to be a decade+ until you can reliably leave your plastic ID at home.