Doing a search the diaries, a I found a few stories about RFID technology that may make its way into drivers licences. For those of us who travel internationally, the RFID program for passports is an even greater concern, because it appears to be much further along.
The US has used the UN in a "policy laundering" gambit to require unencrypted RFID technology in passports. If this does come to pass, I won't be wearing a tinfoil hat, but my passport will! (Electical engineers, such as myself, prefer the term "faraday cage".)
Why isn't this a big deal? The US government is kowtowing to unaccountable bureaucrats at the UN. (It's the other way around, but if the Republicans want to spin it that way, so be it.) They're kowtowing to sell out US citizens with a One World Government ID Chip that is so unsecure it can be read at a distance by terrorists and identity thieves with great ease.
Some links below the fold.
RFID Cards Get Spin Treatment
-- Wired -- March 29, 2005
Sounding the alarm as Big Brother goes digital -- EE Times -- April 4, 2005
Big Brother's Passport to Pry -- Business Week -- November 5, 2004