Ant Going to Defeat Elephant

Hitoshi Kokumai
2 min readAug 25, 2020

I came across this video of Domino Chain Effect on a recent post of a LinkedIn connection.

The first tiny domino is Expanded Password System that is little known as yet.

At the imagined 20th domino, we see a gigantic tower made collectively by the big global names who have been selling ‘Password-less Authentication’ which ruins security and democracy or ‘Biometrics Authentication’ which results in the security lower than a password-only authentication.

I sense that something similar to this domino chain effect is driving us towards making Expanded Password System readily available to all the global citizens; rich and poor, young and old, healthy and disabled, literate and illiterate, in peace and in disaster

Ref: “Summary and Brief History — Expanded Password System” and “Humans Built as Such”

< References >

Proposition on How to Build Sustainable Digital Identity Platform

External Body Features Viewed as ‘What We Are’

History, Current Status and Future Scenarios of Expanded Password System

Negative Security Effect of Biometrics Deployed in Cyberspace

Removal of Passwords and Its Security Effect

Availability-First Approach

Update: Questions and Answers — Expanded Password System and Related Issues (30/June/2020)

< Videos on YouTube>

Slide: Outline of Expanded Password System (3minutes 2seconds)

Demo: Simplified Operation on Smartphone for consumers (1m41s)

Demo: High-Security Operation on PC for managers (4m28s)

Demo: Simple capture and registration of pictures by users (1m26s)

Slide: Biometrics in Cyber Space — “below-one” factor authentication

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Hitoshi Kokumai

Advocate of ‘Identity Assurance by Our Own Volition and Memory’, Inventor of Expanded Password System and Founder of Mnemonic Identity Solutions Limited in UK.