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Kabul: cigarettes as social bonding

A Ministry of Finance identity card that includes his father’s name, through given the average life expectancy of an Afghan male is 44 years it is not likely he is still around. For any given society – legally acceptable authority figures? And as our voluntary use of social networking sites builds an ever more detailed profile of who we are – the contexts in which our social graph will be acceptable legal tender?

The point at which the promise of a queryable social graph is enough to entice technophobes to adopt?

Kabul: identity card

In many countries a successful visa application requires a letter of invite (LOI) from a local host to confirm that yes, you will obey local laws and have all costs covered in the event of an emergency. For the Afghan visa all that was required was a visa signed by the biological father. A gentle reminder of respect and authority.