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"I received a nice letter the other day from the Dalai Lama. He had read 'The Nine Billion Names of God'. It is about a computer at a Tibetan monastery."
- Arthur C. Clarke

Holo (License)  
  A three-dimensional driver license and identification card.  

This is the future of driver licenses. Impress the bartender next time you are carded with one of these.

He turned to one of the forms lying on the ground and turned it over with his foot...and brought out a driver's holo.

He switched it on. The voiceprint stated his name: Thomas Ferris...his medical records showed his latest immunizations, the most recent ones being for agoraphobia, depression, gastritis and fear of death.

Technovelgy from Rim, by Alexander Besher.
Published by HarperPaperbacks in 1994
Additional resources -

There is actually a lot of discussion about what should be placed on a driver license. The options that are made available by small flash memory chips embedded in cards include:

  • Complete driver's history
  • Criminal record
  • Medical history

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