Aadhaar Card is mandatory to make for India Digitally Developed Country.
We have just started habituated with two life : Physical & Online.
Internet is not new in India but the use of Internet has just crossed few millions and will cross few billions in next couple of years.
We physically identify a person by analyzing his/her body structures (Face, Shape etc), relationship, birth place, connected government services and proof of parental connections etc.
Identifying a person physically is much easier – Government has rolled out a range of identity solution for each & every persons living in country.
Problems with conventional Identity Solutions
Yes, One can use physical identity solutions to authenticate a service online but those identity solutions need manual interaction which is time-consuming because someone on other-side is actually trying to identity a person physically using ‘Physical Identity Properties'.
Physical Identity Solutions are limited to relations and locations and, usually, can be obtained when some necessary & recommended properties match properly but these match don't even store any bio-metric information so none can simply identity a personal without acknowledging his/her parental status of identity.
Once Digital Services start working in masses authenticating ‘Someone Identity' every-time One is trying some online transactions or executing Government Online Services it requires an ‘Identity callback/acknowledgement' from Parental side using Conventional Identity Solutions
Anyone can play with ‘Physical Identity Solutions' !
There are a number of persons in country who have multiple Voter-cards with multiple ‘Current Address' or any other details, even many deads have VoterCard !
To speed up process for billions of Indians, Digital Initiatives from Government & Privates agencies have been adapted from last couple of years and those need some digital authenticity mechanism so that identification becomes AI based and human-interference free.
Solutions to Conventional Identity for Online Activities
We are now living two life : Physical & Online
We have single physical identity but many of us can have multiple Online Identity – intentionally or unconsciously or unexpectedly.
Question is how to identify the right one in Digital World !
Who would identify the Genuine ONE ?
YOU and only YOU.
Each person has some unique physical identity solution and it comes in-born like Thumb impressions, IRIS Scan result and Facial Shape and, more.
Someone can use your VoterCard to scam physical identity but none can bypass such UNIQUE Physical Identity except GENUINE ONE.
Aadhar card stores & uses three important Unique Physical Identity : Thumb Impression of 10 fingers, Result of IRIS Scan and Facial Recognition.
Aadhar Card authentication method is unique, Completely based on Bio-metric Identity, free from parental address acknowledgement and Instant.
Aadhar Card make a person free from taking help from others to show that a person is genuine and unique.
Use of Internet in India become masses within couple of months thanks to Jio. Millions of Internet users very new and they don't even fully aware of GOOD and BAD things of internet but use it in daily basis.
It's common that millions of new users will come Online in next couple of years.
To properly identify Genuine one from trillion GBs of data, More and more Automatic Authenticity Methods would come ahead.
‘A Unique Person' uses multiple gadgets including multiple mobiles, PC, Laptop, SmartTV, Housing Automation etc and all these usually stay connected to Internet and they hold a unique identity : IP mapped to MAC address (Logical address to Physical Address).
Issues 1: When someone is using Conventions Identity solutions (Votercard etc.) It is same as Logical address to some extent, there is a chances that online identity can be modified using same identity solutions !
Issues 2: When someone is using Aadhar Card, it's like MAC address – a Unique Physical aka Bio-Metric address which only find the ‘Genuine ONE' every-time.
Benefits of Aadhar Card
We have now habituated with ultra modern mobile OS and Internet-based lifestyle.
Do you know how many different types of TRACKing mechanism usually being used in such gadgets ?
They stores users activities, physical movement (facial, Eye, Lips, voice etc.) etc using Sensors to easily identify a person on multiple gadgets even if someone uses different online profiles.
Fingerprint scan, Voice Authentication, IRIS Scanning, Facial Recognition are not new in mobile devices and those would become masses in next couple of months or years.
The Internet enabled Devices with Sensors can store some unique Bio-metric identity properties mentioned above. We already have given our Bio-Metric info to gadgets and don't know how they gonna use identifications.
It's always better to make your form of IDENTITY belongs to you not to any third-party.
It's always recommended to registering yourself as you and take true IDENTITY from Government before someone misuse those UNIQUE information online so that claiming right one become easier.
Mobiles gadgets uses multiple sensors and, these types of sensors are being implemented in many PUBLIC places and, all those sensors recognizes a persons by one physical movement, Voice, Facial structure, IRIS Scan, even Fingerprint impressions if applicable.
If some wrong happen Government or agencies can analyses those observations to identify wrong-doer. But they can not take full advantage of such data captured by Sensors as identifying a person can not be possible before using Bio-Metric data stored in Aadhar card.
Aadhar card works as Cyber Police, Authentication token providing instant access to services which usually take few weeks to execute physically. It's completely & instantly reversible if anything goes wrong.
Aadhar card works as an Authentication Mechanism for entering Digital World where people usually become victim of Identity crisis.
Aadhar Card make Online life safe for both users and providers. It can help to identify wrong-doer even if someone misusing services using other Identity – Device can easily detect right one, no third-party interference is required at all.
Aadhar card is a form of ‘ONE PERSON UNIQUE IDENTITY‘ – Applicable in both Physical & Digital World.
Digital India means increase of digitally dependent services where each person needs a unique form of Identity which can be applied in many form of digital services like instant transactions, removal of paper based authentication in public & private transport, secure pass to Government services, more security across borders, Instant access to online services, Remote Medical services, free from remembering lengthy passkey and more.
Utilization of Aadhar Card is more than that of just having some Subsidies.
Issues with Aadhar Card
Now, Aadhar card has some bad things too but those are physical too !
Once someone start using Aadhar card he/she can easily be analyzed using his/her activities but these types of information remain inaccessible to public and only be called upon judicial purpose or Government call.
One-Time Bio-metric information is being collected for generating Aadhar Card and, a failure in ‘Data Collection' may endanger a users identity in many urgent cases.
Question is how much physical security mechanism is being used to safe-guard those private data. These data would become most dangerous, even lucrative in next couple of years for their form of existence, once ‘AI based Authenticity' become masses in India.
Digital World is a form of CODE – It can be changed without any consent ! Any change in ‘Aadhar Backup end' or ‘Server Authenticity End' can simply deny a person's identity and recognition – This would hamper a person's life even if he/she is free of crime.
In future, A persona can be easily analyzed, tracked down even categorized using the physical & Online activities linked to his/her Aadhar database. More physical control over people activities, both physical & online.
Who & Why should avoid Aadhar Card ?
Aadhar card acts as Identity mechanism for both physical & digital world.
Anyone who completely avoids ‘Internet use' and ‘AI based authenticity' may deny Aadhar card registration since he/she already has Voter Card, Ration card and more.
Everyone is connected to Internet in some way, now-a-day, so Denying Aadhar Registration is not recommended at all.
Aadhar service acts as ‘Gatekeeper' for allowing a person to Digital World or AI based Authenticity processes. It may become danger for criminal & corrupt persons in many cases.
Disclaimer : Review & article based on Author's knowledge and experience (T.C). These are not linked to Aadhar India website or any Government policy. To know more about Aadhar Card please check About Aadhar portal.