I guess you can call it progress if you are under 40.  FOX News is reporting that you might not need space in your wallet for your driver's license in the near future.

The reason?  Tech types says your I.D. could soon be replaced with a cellphone app.  A pilot program is underway in Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provided a two year, two-million-dollar grant to a cybersecurity company to design and test a digital license. The app shows your license, front and back, just like the plastic version but the app also has settings that allow you to limit what's shown, depending on the situation.  For example, when buying alcohol it would only show your photo and say you are of age.

The NIST believes within the next five years, most Americans will have the choice of using a digital driver's license or sticking with the old hard copy.