It is difficult to be sure where the information that you are consuming has come from. It's hard to trust what you see, read and hear, because the interconnected network (the internet) is still relatively young and we don't yet have a culture around proving identity, attesting to the truth of documents or authenticating our activities. We sometimes need to do each of these things, but there is friction and mostly we can get away without doing them.
The Vaulted Objects infrastructure enables identity, attestation and authentication to be embedded into any and every action and transaction by default, with no effort on the part of the user.
But, why would you want this?
Let's think about what is happening at the moment with digital technology.
AI is one front of a revolution in how digital media is made, and it is blurring the lines between what is real and what is false. Unless something is done, our capacity to understand the world, as it actually is, will disappear.
Another “horseman of the digital apocalypse” is quantum computing. That is about to methodically dismantle our digital security infrastructure. Quantum is an entirely new form of computing, which does not play by the same rules as the classical computing that we know, and will soon be able to calculate the private key of any accessible public key.
People have sought to confuse and control others by lying to them since lying was invented, but the internet enables lies to be spread rapidly and at massive scale.
By putting digital content in a Vaulted Object we establish a binding between it and the identity of the creator. This establishes possession of the content and proves all legal rights and responsibilities that the creator may have in relation to it.