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View Poll Results: Do you own a smartphone?
Yes, an Android one 22 55.00%
Yes, an iPhone 6 15.00%
Yes, something else 2 5.00%
I don't own a smartphone 10 25.00%
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Old 2017-01-23, 18:41
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Maybe I wouldn't care if I lived at a chiller city populated by chiller people. Unfortunately at the moment I live at Jerusalem.
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A few years ago, under the guise of protecting the population, Dr. FunFrock herded the planet's habitants into the southern hemisphere. The repression is harsh. Every day brings more and more arrests, and the people slowly begin to lose hope. In an effort to keep their spirits up, the people sometimes evoke an ancient legend along with the name of a goddess, Sendell. The mentioning of the legend or Sendell has since been forbidden by Dr. FunFrock. Meanwhile... a young quetch named Twinsen has been having strange dreams...
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But then... Why shouldn't you laugh on the bus ?
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We will go to the end with this haha
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A few years ago, under the guise of protecting the population, Dr. FunFrock herded the planet's habitants into the southern hemisphere. The repression is harsh. Every day brings more and more arrests, and the people slowly begin to lose hope. In an effort to keep their spirits up, the people sometimes evoke an ancient legend along with the name of a goddess, Sendell. The mentioning of the legend or Sendell has since been forbidden by Dr. FunFrock. Meanwhile... a young quetch named Twinsen has been having strange dreams...
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I have a friendly reminder since our cash 'could spread disease' and there is precedent for changing it because of the pandemic, to ask the question, will covid-19 end the use of paper money?

Since we all own smartphones by now (sometimes even two or more), smartphones will soon dominate digital payments. Cards started to dislodge cash from its throne and now smartphones and online payments are set to finish the job. Visa publishes new research in a report that explores the offline exchange of digital cash and how "it could benefit consumers and economies, everywhere". The way is paved for the birth of the cashless society.

So how would you feel about a world where every single transaction in the economy can be tracked real time? instead of paper in your wallet, it’s bits and bytes via your phone?

Many of you are already aware of the social credit score. The cashless society is about so much more than just how we pay for things at the store. Tied into a system of persistent technological surveillance, it represents the ultimate control over our lives.


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Old 2021-01-27, 02:35
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My phone is rooted, so I cannot use it to pay, as such, I hope credit cards will still be viable

But this isn't new, there were countries following this trend even before the pandemic, Sweden being the most prominent of them, having almost erased cash several years ago (feel free to correct me on this one, I just remember reading an article about this sixish years ago).

On the other end of the spectrum, you have Japan, where credit cards are so rarely used, that you can't use them almost anywhere. You need to regularly drop by an atm in a convenience store.
Actually, they do have some form of card payment in the form of... rechargeable public transport cards... Some vending machines and convenience stores close to bigger stations accept them as a form of payment (this, on the other hand, is first-hand experience).
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