Tyndmyr wrote:It's probably more important for automated checking. Computers are generally better with fairly overt categories than pictures.
That said, the information on a driver's license in general is not particularly good for authenticating someone. Weight? Well, shit, given the average renewal time, weight gain/loss, that's probably no better than throwing darts. Even physical appearance can change significantly. Height is a little better, but isn't a very good identifier. Not very unique, much like gender.
Really, the name printed on it is the only bit of personal data that is a halfway decent identifier, and even there, collisions often exist. The license number itself is the only thing guaranteed to be unique. Some sort of biometric tagging would be far better if we were interested in seriously authenticating the card as belonging to a given individual.
But...this is getting a bit far from marriage. About the only relationship is that the name change might require a change of ID, which seems...unnecessarily tedious. Really, the whole system of inventorying people seems horrible.
I know the thread has stumbled away from Marriage a bit.
Still...I'd like to discuss it.
Is that what you think it is?
ID. What's it good for? HUH!!
Remember the Good Ole Days, before Dog Tags on Men?
No, You Don't.
I have wondered a bit.
About my ID.
I have spoken to Passionate Individualists.
I was one, once upon a time.
Some people are Private.
They don't want ID!
Some people do.
I had occasion to spend some Quality Time with a very poor white American Man.
He had Nothing.
He had no ID.
As we talked about how dangerous being poor and homeless is,
He became ...subdued and shamed.
Who would They think he is, if he dies?
He spoke frankly to me, and me to him.
That carcuss is meat like everyone else's.
Something makes his carcus different from Every Other.
I can't remember the details of that conversation.
The Point is The State does not Give a Fuck, Honey.
But; If an Agent of The State finds your carcus and you have ID, they might call your Mom.
In some nations the relationship between State and People is like a Marrage.
Only it's Sooo many people married togather,
You really do need to, sort of, inventory them.
Some of those systems seem nuts, but they are not nuts.
oh, I helped that man make ID for him to carry on his person.
It was an Practical Art Project.
No photo. It did have his Signature.
I think the Signature can ID a person better than the box marked Man can.
I placed the ID inside a baggie taped shut and into his pocket.
He liked it. He said he did. He acted please.
Our ID can speak for us when we can not speak for ourselves.
In the digital world it can say strange things, too.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.
We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.
Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.