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The Social Security card is one of those objects that’s about as low-tech as they come. It’s a card with a number on it. That’s it. But what if we wanted to give it an update for the 21st century? FrogDesign came up with an idea for just that.

The Troika is a concept Social Security card that offers some pretty big improvements over what we’ve got now. There’s a thumbprint reader, buttons that change the screen from SS to Driver’s License to Passport so you only need to carry one card around, a protective rim and an aluminum body. Seems a bit fancier than the current model, no? Just hope it doesn’t get wet, otherwise you’re screwed.

Forbes, Via Core77