National ID Card – For You?

Thought-provoking post over at Galvanized today.


  1. I don’t even want to THINK about that! I really don’t want that in my life-time. Absolutely terrifying.

  2. Mary, thanks so much for giving this matter attention. It really is so important and ties in with so many other issues.

    Melanie 🙂

  3. I think the idea of using cards instead of cash for everything is crazy, and brings so many problems. I actually think that it would go against the Disability Discrimination rights, because not everyone can manage to remember a pin number or handle their own money. I work with adults with learning disabilities, for their safety they do not have cards and pin numbers, they use books/cheque books, go into the bank and SIGN for money they want to take out. If they had a number they would not remember it, and if the staff were to help they are fully open to abuse! If there is no pin number there is just as much potential for abuse.

  4. Martina Fahrner says:

    Europe has national ID card since ever… and there is an upside: Less dead-beat dads and moms and a lot less burocracy… if you think that it bring a new level of big brotherdom — come on, our phones are already bucked, when you apply for health insurance they can look up every last doctor’s visit you’ve ever been to thanks to their central computer and your SS… we might as well reap some of the advantages!