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More than Magic

It’s More than Magic: Passwordless, Adaptive Authentication and the Amazing User Experience


This week at Identiverse has been interesting: I have had a lot of discussions around passwordless technology. While I was unable to attend, I’ve also heard several people discuss a phrase from Thursday morning’s keynote: “It’s magic.” The idea behind this phrase is that modern authentication should largely just work - in the background and invisible to the user. Renowned author of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Arthur C. Clark, seems to agree with this sentiment, when he said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”