I've been contemplating a future cashless society where the greenback is worthless and all transactions are made with a credit or debit card.
A world where your paycheck is direct deposited into your bank account and all bills will be sucked right out of your account.
Tips at your favorite restaurant will be automatically added to your bill.
Pocket change will become a thing of the past.
What will happen to the neighborhood garage sale? The local flea market?
Will all the homeless panhandlers at the offramps disappear?
What will the Toothfairy leave under your pillow?
How will we get our cash discount at gas stations if we go all digital money?
I just cannot see all digital society becoming successful. Not without giving every single citizen an account with card to navigate life.
So a universal basic income is going to have to be a reality, issued with a SS number probably tattooed at birth.
Gives new meaning to the term "pennyless".
The thread is open.
Wadda ya say?