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Actually this is a terrifying prospect. I can just imagine being arrested because the ID network is down. You people need to watch Black Mirror.



I find the idea that I could be arrested for not having a physical ID at least as terrifying.


You must be a very scared person then.


Not really. I'm quite certain that arresting me for not carrying ID would be illegal in the United States. Note that in some states I might be required to identify myself, but simply stating my full name counts; I don't have to have a physical government-issued ID. Similarly, I am required to carry a driver's license when driving, but forgetting my license at home will at most result in a ticket.

There's just no plausible scenario where I get arrested and taken to jail simply for not having a physical ID with me.


You're quite wrong. It's happened to me.




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