I've noticed that in the ACM article document class you can now list authors' "ORCID" registration key.
I've not heard anyone mention that to me before. They Orcid website says:
ORCID provides an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities. We provide open tools that enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, their contributions, and affiliations. We provide this service to help people find information and to simplify reporting and analysis.
Whenever someone tells me they want to "enable trust" or that they're "trustworthy" I get suspicious...
So, is this about disambiguating researchers with the same first and last name without relying on their affiliation? Or is there something else to ORCID?
More specifically - if my name is rare and I don't expect there to be another academic with this same name in the foreseeable future - are there benefits for me in registering?