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Questions tagged [identity]

For questions about the identity and identification means of a person or other being.

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Maintaining assets during time jumps

I started to ask this question in the Writing SE, but realized that I want both a method and a mechanism, so decided that for the latter, I'd come over here. I'm building a novel where the MCs are ...
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Why would a famous historical figure need to lie about their identity? [closed]

In my world, there are these incredibly powerful and ancient weapons referred to as Divine Tools, which binds the wielder's soul to the spirit of a previous wielder trapped in them. The Divine Tools ...
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Reestablishing Identity in a Drastically Altered World

A bit of a thought experiment I'm trying to develop further has hit a stumbling block. The basic premise goes like this. All of humanity one day wakes up to the entire world having been changed ...
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“Biometric” identification for AIs

How can an authority verify the identity of an AI? An easy to explain example is the equivalent of a drivers’ license. Consider a typical situation, in the near-ish future: Police cruiser pulls over ...
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What is the probability of two people having two identical scars? [closed]

What is the probability of two people having the same scar on their body in the same spot and the same shape and the same backstory (drunk driver in a chevy '78) Could the scar be a viable form of ...
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How to verify or establish identity where shapeshifters exist

No magic exists in this setting beyond what is explicitly described in this quesiton. The setting is vaguely European medieval. The question centers around a town large enough to support a nobleman ...