As of few (or hopefully more) are aware in 2008 there the Real ID Act will be put into affect requiring that all states issue an ID card that has to have the following information: Each card must include, at a minimum: The person's full legal name. The person's date of birth. The person's gender. The person's driver's license or identification card number. A digital photograph of the person's face. The person's address of principal residence. (This would be quite inconvenient for people who need to move frequently.) The person's signature. Physical security features designed to prevent tampering, counterfeiting, or duplication of the document for fraudulent purposes. A common machine-readable technology, with defined minimum data elements (the details of which are not spelled out, but left to the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of Transportation and the States, to regulate). Any other identification will not be accepted by any federal agency including the agency responsible for doing airport security checks meaning you will not be allowed to fly. further more all the state databases will be linked together, database must include, at a minimum, all the data printed on the state drivers' licenses and ID cards, plus drivers' histories (including motor vehicle violations, suspensions, and points on licenses). Any state that does not link its database, containing records on all drivers and ID holders, to the database of the other states loses its federal funding. there are tons of problems with this plan but th eone that worries me the most is the likelyhood that the database will contain much mroe than theat bare minimum information but every single place that card has been scanned wich will proably include many liquer stores and supermarkets and anywhere else that requires age verification. This could turn into a huge violation of public privacy and as a way to protest it i think we shoudl look back at the classics. BURN THE SUCKERS!