In a message dated 7/2/98 8:14:50 AM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< Without the new card it may become
impossible to purchase firearms, get a job, board a plane, vote, cash a check, open a bank or investment account, purchase insurance, receive federal benefits, obtain a student loan, receive Medicare or Medicaid benefits, and many more basic services presently taken for granted according to Poole. >>
None of which you can do right now without some form of government identification. I don't see the above as a big deal at all.