GreatGrizzlyAll those problems have been solved: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RFID
Interesting, I didn't know about that. Having that put on a card that contains personal information and is only supposed to be used on a few select occasion seems almost as impractical and unsafe as using it on a credit card. Since the information on the card is only about as descriptive as name, address, date of birth and gender, having it scanned by someone else wouldn't be that serious but it does open up the possibility for a lot of junk mail.
It seems that non volatile flash ram could be used for data storage, because the card needs to be updated. So does that mean that you have to go to the DMV every year to get your ID updated? Sounds impractical.
The only information on the card that would need to be updated is address (and possibly name), but if the information on the card's data storage device was altered it wouldn't match the address on the face. Getting a new card with an address change would be as necessary with the new cards as it is with the current ones.
it may help down track down terrorists.not sure but it may make tracking them down easier.
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AgentlaidlawWe need another revolution....
now you're talkin my language! :D