The Obama administration is apparently moving forward with some kind of “Internet ID” program. I've not been able to find any details about this, anywhere.
If this turns out to be some sort of optional ID that would provide trusted identification when the user desired it, then I think that's at least possibly a net good thing.
On the other hand, if the use of this ID becomes mandatory for any purpose, then we've got a potential problem.
Let's all watch what develops here...