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Post Reply In the future, should folks be required to show their faces to get a driver's license?
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Posted 5/17/16
The purpose of photos in driver's licenses is to identify the holder so they can demonstrate their identity and right to drive. The increase in bio-metric technology provides even portable access to other mean of identification. For example, some laptops allow the use of fingerprints instead of passwords. Chips containing fingerprint data could be embedded in driver's licenses. This could allow folks to not need photos on their driver's licenses. So, in the future, should folks be required to show their faces to get a driver's license when other identity technology is readily available?
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It doesn't matter.
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Posted 5/18/16
In the present and in the future photo ID should mean showing one's face.
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21 / M / U.S.A.
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Posted 5/18/16
There is zero point in a photo ID if the face isn't shown.

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Posted 5/18/16
Yes
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Posted 5/18/16
I don't think there will be a drivers license in the future. Self driving electric cars.
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21 / M / United States
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Posted 5/18/16
Although I respect the religious connotations behind denial of photograph for a drivers licence, to not have a photograph would be inconvenient. The document is used for identification purposes beyond an alpha-numeric system (Meaning this is why we don't just flash the equivilance of a social security card for everything. If a photo was not required for a licence, then one would have to carry their identification card to ensure proper documentation. I find the removal of a photograph would simply muddle routine processes. However, should the state be tethered to a specific religion one should respect the culture and decisions of the government and entrust that if the constituents of the system has faith within the system, than it should be left as is.
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