Such a clever idea
As soon as I read the first sentence I thought it was a joke. My local authority can't organise the collection for disposal of an old mattress without falling over itself.
The ideas presented here raise a mass of questions.
Is this a way to get national ID cards in by the back door, and get local government to pay for them? What is an 'organically-generated user service profile' (is it grown in a vat of nutrients?). Would my card-carrying entitlement to have an extra bin of garden waste collected every other week be of any use when I have a road accident while visiting relatives 200 miles away? Remember, the NHS and police have access to this database so I'm sure the information will be useful to them.
The good news seems to be that I can 'update my biographical footprint easily online using an account PIN, password, and/or other identifiers'. This is of course a time tested method of ensuring secure access to online data. The data that I enter using this secure method will of course be totally accurate since I can be trusted in these matters. Having made that cynical though valid comment, I'm sure there will be data that I can't see and that I can't access or change. This is the data that the local authority or more likely central government will control, available to certain areas of local government and to the police of course.
It's not likely that a local authority will have the IT services or expertise to set up and run a system of this nature. For reasons of economies of scale, it would be best if the entire IT aspect were centralised, under national government control would be appropriate I'm sure. Don't worry about losing the feel of your local identity though, your card will be printed with your local council crest to give you an "accepted form of identification that reflects their own self awareness and individuality", such a thoughtful touch.
I suspect that everyone will need one of these cards, or they wont get their 'entitlement' such as any benefits they can claim, appropriate and timely hospital treatment, or even their domestic rubbish collected.
Hence, under the guise of helping you and making your life so much easier and efficient, while under your control and review; government will introduce a national ID system that you don't even know about. Remember to carry it when you're visiting distant relatives in case you are involved in an accident, there could be problems if you don't. Better still, carry it with you at all times, you know it makes sense.