Sgt_Kickaxe - 6:11 am on Feb 14, 2013 (gmt 0)
Forget authorship - the real story here is about privacy!
Some governments will consider it too risky to have thousands of anonymous, untraceable and unverified citizens — “hidden people”; they’ll want to know who is associated with each online account, and will require verification at a state level, in order to exert control over the virtual world
Verification at the state level? hidden people?
The government is MASTER of going around online using hidden people to promote influence and infiltrate profiles. Of course they are afraid of things they do themselves.
Forums like this one where people use a pen name because they want to talk to, and learn from, similar minded people without exposing themselves to others who may want to copy, compete with or otherwise hinder your progress will have to either shut down or force members to use real names?
Since Eric mentioned it I think he owes it to EVERYONE to further explain where he got this belief, and to point to the organization who is actively planning this change for the internet.