A system that is slowly being introduced all over the world. Smart Cards will be able to act as one card that can be used as:
* Bank & Credit Card & E-Money
* Store Medical information
* Store Religious information
* Pay Tax / Use Public Transport / User Pay Services
* Store personal information
* Store immigration/citizenship status
* Store criminal status
There are many problems with the smart card with the way governments handle; abuse and misuse personal information of the smart card holder.
In Malaysia and similar governments they refuse to give freedom of choice to their people to change religious status in order to manipulate exaggerated numbers of Islam and splice fear into those wishing to want freedom of choice. See M Moorthy for one example.