Lets track the jobs instead. Next time you apply for a job, you first go to a govt office have to have your I-9 updated to include your biometric data (fingerprint or iris scan: your pick). The biometric data kept will not be enough to uniquely identify you, just good enough so that subsequent fingerprint/iris scans have a false positive rate of ~1% of identifying someone else as you and a false negative rate of less than 0.01% (chance of not identifying you as you.)
Now: apply for your job. State your name and address and get your iris scanned. The employer's scanner encrypts the info and sends it off to the feds. The Feds match you correctly (99.99% of the time), sends back your taxpayer ID and starts the correct W2 or 1099 paperwork for your employer. The employer checks that you gave the correct taxpayer ID and hires you. The Feds can subsidize cell phone sized scanners that work on current cell phone networks, so if folks can send a text they can check whether farmworkers or babysitters are eligible on the spot and within seconds.
Sure, it could be hacked and people would still be hired under the table. But so long as the penalties for hacking or hiring under the table are steep enough most employers won't want to mess with it.
I remember telling a law student this idea and she said that it was awesome. Then I emphasized that it wasn't just for immigrant labor: for it to be useful it would be for CEOs, lawyers: all jobs. Her expression turned sour and she said it wouldn't work.
There *IS* a reason I spend $200/mo for LTE Internet access for my devices.
Your work pays for it?
Hundreds of billions of machines will be sensing, processing and transmitting data without direct human control and intervention."
Cell phones, cars, kettles from China that come with hidden hardware for plugging into botnets
If the society you belong to has not released its legacy content, ask your leadership, Why not?
Probable answer: Because we gave an exclusive license (with an option to renew) to that content to the publisher, and because the society gets some of that $30 to $50 per article that no one actually pays.
If it wasn't for Newton, we wouldn't have to eat bruised apples.