Our Web may be 2.0, but our legal system is not. Case in point: authorizing documents. To commit to most serious legal transactions, somebody has to sign something, on paper, in ink. With so much commerce happening online, the need to step outside of the Web to do the signing is slowing things down.
It's also unreliable. If you're looking at a signed piece of paper, how do you really know the signature on it was created by the person whose name is written? There's no metadata behind a written signature that helps you determine it'… Read more