By nature, human beings put their trust in institutions of authority, and should be able to rely on governing powers as the sources of truth on issues both foreign and domestic. But in an atmosphere of “fake news,” divided parties and dirty politics, thistrust is waning.
As the amount of information — and the speed at which it travels — continues to increase, there is a crisis looming: the truth is increasingly difficult to verify. A paper signature is no more verifiable than one online, and digital documents can be as easily forged as their physical counterparts. With this in mind, it is critical that today’s government institutions have a system of authentication that encourages trust, as well as transparency and accuracy.