The problem is not one of creating identification out of a sea of anonymity, but rather a degree of national standardisation out of a situation of overlapping formal identifications - driving licences, social security numbers, credit cards - where misappropriation and invention of identity for criminal fraud is widespread. The majority of law-abiding people would not be in the least inconvenienced by having to have a standard card.
Most people would, I suspect, like to see information and related technologies used to their utmost in order to create a safer society. Hopefully, at some point in the future, all males would have their DNA details centrally held on computer, as a standard NHS record which would also be available to the police.
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