Signatures are import for the recognition and acceptance of documents. Unfortunately signatures were used before a time when technology controlled our daily lives. In theory an e-signature should verify electronic documents have been verified by the consumer. Unfortunately they don't actually serve the purpose they need to and It is our belief they will be quickly replaced by other technology.
In todays environment of e-signatures you can see adoption by a carrier, a contractor/broker system, and finally some sort of third party signature solution. Although all of these have their benefits the e-signature can easily and often be compromised or forged by parties with access to the same document. You hardly find someone who can sign the same on paper as they can with an e-signature.
The future of the signature is going to change with the advancement of technology. I believe Biometric Authentication is the future of the e-signature as nothing can replace the unique DNA of an individual. It will take some time before organizations will learn to accept alternative methods of signatures, but the inevitable is going to happen.
What do you think?
The Base Team
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