Many of us didn’t get a sail fawn until relatively recently – within the past ten years, say. I myself didn’t get one until about six years ago, chiefly because I got divorced – and it is hard to date without one, these days.
But what will it be like when you have to have a sail fawn – if you want to be able to (legally) drive. Or bank. Or eat at a restaurant?
Dozens of states are working to implement what are styled Digital Driver’s Licenses – using your sail fawn as the mechanism of storing/displaying them. The sell is – as it was with sail fawns, themselves – convenience. The great burden of having to tote around that little card you got from the DMV will be lifted. It will be so much . . . easier to just flash your driver’s license when needed.
That need, of course, continues to expand.
Once, a driver’s license was evidence of a license – government’s permission – to drive. Now it is an ID, which is a de facto must-have even if you do not drive. Without one, it is hard to do business at a bank. To get a job. To buy over-the-counter cough syrup (but not to vote – assuming you haven’t got the right to).
But at least it was just an ID.
A digital ID would be much more than just that. By its nature, it would tie in to everything about you that’s on your phone – including, inevitably, your social credit score. Which is the ultimate end game here.
With a conventional – compartmentalized – ID, you don’t hand your life history over to the armed government worker who demands to see it. You hand him the ID and it tells him who you are and that’s all.
It is established fact that armed government workers have the technical capability to electronically hoover whatever else is on your phone beside your ID. Your contacts, your texts – the private pictures you sent to your significant other. It’s all part of the same electronic storage system. All they need is a warrant – or a “mandate.” Perhaps not even that.
In a world of DDLs, your phone becomes in a very real sense the government’s phone, too. One it all-but-forces you to get – and then forces you to . . . share.
“The success of (DDLs) depends on stakeholders and relying parties banding together to create a (DDL) environment that is convenient and secure for the end user,” says Christine Nizer, administrator of the Maryland Motor Vehicle Association.
Could it be people like Nizer?
The people who populate the government-insurance mafia-data-mining nexus that will have ready access not to just to whatever’s on your phone but also to you?
Sail fawns, remember, are connected devices. They connect you to them – those “stakeholders” and “relying parties” mentioned by Nizer.
Ah, but they will be “convenient.” And “secure” for the “end user.” As in End User Lease Agreement (EULA)?
Why worry? And if you’ve got nothing to hide?
Apparently, at least 30 states are working on implementing some form of DDL, including Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky and Oklahoma. “Pilot programs” are already under way in several, including Maryland, Virginia, Louisiana and Utah. The DDL is also being “piloted” by the TSA at commercial airports (private flying is exempt from security kabuki).
Naturally – unsurprisingly – the makers of sail fawns are “partnering” with the other “stakeholders” to see this through. Apple, for instance, says the latest iteration of its sail fawn operating system (iOS 15) will “support” it.
Why would Apple – and Google – not “support” it? These data-greedy outfits make their money by mulcting information about you and then selling it. Government, meanwhile, is equally greedy for information about you – both for monetary and other reasons. How . . . convenient would it be – for the government – to be able to pinpoint exactly where you are at any given moment and to know where you’ve been – whenever it likes? How much easier would it be to control the person who is always carrying around a transponder device that is constantly collating information about the person carrying it?
It goes without saying – it should go without saying – that information about your “vaccination” status will also be stored on the same sail fawn, making it more . . . convenient to deny entry/service to those who are not fully “vaccinated.”
Including, ultimately, your “privilege” to drive – when it becomes conditional on obtaining a DDL and carrying it with you at all times. Those who don’t will lose that “privilege,” as well as many other things, besides. Including everything that is currently conditional upon showing a government-approved ID.
Unless, somehow, a way can be found to make DDLs 100 percent optional.
The best way to do that, of course, would be to resurrect the once taken-for-granted right to travel without permission – a right which cannot be exercised without being able to use the public right-of-way without permission.
Most of the abuses we suffer have been visited upon us by transforming rights into privileges – which always have conditions.
It is why we’re obliged to beg leave to drive – and soon may have to beg leave to carry around a tracking device in order to be allowed to do that.
And many other things, besides.
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