Originally Posted by gun6slinger9
That is very different from just having an extra piece of ID that allows you into federal buildings and travel. This card becomes your drivers license so really whats the difference?
It looks like if you get a driver's license renewal after 5/11/11, then it must be Real ID compliant. This ID has some kind of barcode to identify you (apparently the data is uploaded to the DHS database when it is scanned?).
Presently, it looks like it is up to your state whether your driver's license includes the RFID chip which provides for reading the chip "up to" 30 feet away. I guess you will not have to show your ID. For that matter, you will not even need to know that your ID was checked.
Do you also wonder what they are not telling about it, and the details of how they plan to use the data?