Collection

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

  1. Future identities: changing identities in the UK

    • Research and analysis

Supporting evidence

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

  1. Future of identity: lessons from previous technological breakthroughs

    • Research and analysis
  2. Relationship between online and offline identities

    • Research and analysis
  3. Identity and social media

    • Research and analysis
  4. Identity and technology

    • Research and analysis
  5. Identity and the impact of surveillance technologies

    • Research and analysis
  6. Identity and environment

    • Research and analysis
  7. Identity and ideology

    • Research and analysis
  8. National identity and constitutional change

    • Research and analysis
  9. Identity and political allegiance

    • Research and analysis
  10. Identity: power, conflict and prejudice

    • Research and analysis
  11. Identity and the economy

    • Research and analysis
  12. Identity and economic inequality

    • Research and analysis
  13. Identity and the population age profile

    • Research and analysis
  14. Identity: drivers of change

    • Research and analysis
  15. Minority ethnic and religious identity across generations

    • Research and analysis
  16. National and supranational identities

    • Research and analysis
  17. Identity and risk

    • Research and analysis
  18. National identity and ethnic diversity

    • Research and analysis
  19. Identity crime in the UK

    • Research and analysis
  20. Identity crime in the UK: future challenges

    • Research and analysis