How well a watchful federal government will actually be able to track its citizens will depend on how many places demand to see your driver's license. Airports already do. So do some supermarkets, if you're buying beer. But what about malls? Movie theaters? Sports stadiums? Banks and their ATMs? If all the places you go demand a swipe to weed out terrorists — and are willing to pay for the technology to do the swiping — then yes, Big Brother could know where you go and what you do while you're there.
Read Time's article here.