A global digital space for people is fine and all, but it puts pressure on the participants to uniquely identify themselves. This isn’t much of an issue when the network is small. For a network of seven billion people though, collisions become more likely. Your minority status doesn’t mean anything, for you a million others. Many share your tragic past, your hobbies, your quirks. You’re not so special, and yet you need to be unique. An arms race for freaks, forcing people to change things about themselves to stay ahead of the curve. If someone assumes your identity, they might as well be you.
“structurally maximizing individuality”