If this continues, perhaps the DMV itself will only day die. Iowa is creating a driver’s license app, which is just what it sounds like, reports the BBC:
The US state of Iowa is developing an application to put residents’ driver’s licences on mobile devices. […]“We are really moving forward on this,” Governor Terry Branstand said, according to the Des Moines Register.An initial pilot programme will begin next year, Iowa’s transportation department tells the BBC.The app could be used at traffic stops and security at Iowa airports.
This will not create some sort of significant revolution, or reshape the DMV, all on its own. But it does mean 21st-century governance keeps getting a little bit closer all the time.