Most people probably think passwords are a nuisance and necessary, but the trend with tech companies is shifting towards replacing passwords with passkeys. It’s a subtle shift towards automation in an effort to make passwords unnecessary, or at least reduce the nuisance. However, I believe this type of automation comes with a roughly equal share of other problems that it seeks to remove. I wish I had more time to express my thoughts here, but Jeff Johnson wrote a lucid blog post on passkeys which expresses almost everything I want to. Ultimately, I believe passwords are necessary, and therefore cannot be a nuisance.