Your identity is important. Today, we carry passports, drivers licenses, national IDs, credit cards, and a host of other means of identifying ourselves. Lose your passport, and you can’t travel; lose your driver’s license, and you can’t drive.
While we have been successful in adding many layers of security to our identities, we have also made it highly complicated. At almost every interaction with other entities, you must prove who you are, even to the government that gave you your identity in the first place.
The traditional method of maintaining and verifying identities still carries nuisance and risk: