New York Becomes First State to Rollout Bill Gates’ Digital ID System

New York has become the first U.S. state to rollout Bill Gates’ digital ID system, as the slow march towards a Chinese-style social credit score system looks set to become reality for New Yorkers.

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the launch of the Digital ID system online, nicknaming it the ‘New York Mobile ID’.

According to the Democrat Governor, the digital ID will initially be a voluntary way for New Yorkers to store their driver’s license and non-driver IDs. Eventually, the system will become mandatory for all residents who wish to participate in society.

News12 reports: Currently, the New York Mobile ID is accepted at select TSA terminals at participating airports throughout the country. It can also be used at any other business, venue or organization that chooses to accept it including those in other states and countries.

“You don’t need to dig through your purse or your carry-on for your driver’s license, you just have it right on your phone. And you don’t need to pull up your boarding pass when using New York Mobile ID. The TSA will know automatically that you have a boarding pass,” said Lisa Koumjian, NYS.

As of now, you can only use the Mobile ID app at LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy. You cannot use the app at MacArthur Airport on Long Island.

Officials say residents still need to bring their ID because only 30 airports nationwide have the feature.

Nationwide, similar apps are only accepted at 30 airports currently.

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