Here’s a story about government efforts already underway to develop national ID cards (that contain biometric info, natch).
Somehow this tidbit got past Winston Smith at Minitrue, in case yzall are innarested:
On Jan. 19, the agency will hold a public meeting at the Potomac Center Plaza in downtown Washington to discuss policy, privacy and security concerns associated with the development of the new ID card standard. Anyone who wants to attend must preregister by Jan. 11 by e-mailing Sara Caswell, a NIST official, at firstname.lastname@example.org, according to a notice in yesterday’s Federal Register. Questions regarding registration can be directed to Caswell at (301) 975-4634.