Future of identity

Foresight project looking at how changes in the next 10 years will affect views of identity in the UK.

This project explored how changes in technology, politics, economics, our environment and demographics will affect our view of identity.

The aim of the project was to come to a broad and independent scientific view of changing identities in the UK by bringing together existing evidence from a range of academic disciplines, including computer science, criminology, the social sciences and the humanities.

The project was guided by a group of experts to make sure it included the most relevant evidence and its findings were of a high scientific standard.

Project report

Supporting evidence

The future of identity project commissioned 20 independent papers, providing a wide ranging evidence base for the project.


Published 21 January 2013