Careening towards a cashless society

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Careening towards a cashless society

Postby GoogaMooga » 31 Jan 2021, 11:30

A while back I wrote that Denmark is the most digital country in the world. But that's not the half of it. The politicians never cease to think of new ways to make life more difficult. We've had a monetary system for at least a thousand years, going back to the vikings, but now they want to phase out cash. Cash costs money to keep in circulation; it's expensive to print banknotes, strike new coins, and handle it. So much "easier" if everyone just had a card. Hey, why not a nanochip implanted under our skin? And plastic carrier bags. I can see why Kenya phases them out, they depend on their wildlife tourism, but going back to cloth and paper, well, that is actually not very eco-friendly, either. So there you have it, brave new world. Imagine your computer crashes and you lose your card? What do you do? You are up the creek, without a paddle...

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Re: Careening towards a cashless society

Postby Minnie the Minx » 31 Jan 2021, 12:31

Could you list out the points you are trying to address in some kind of order? It’s like picking through a stoner stew for something identifiable.
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Re: Careening towards a cashless society

Postby Minnie the Minx » 31 Jan 2021, 12:35

I’ve also just worked out why ‘purse’ is slang for female genitals. That pic is SMOKIN’!
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Someone in your line of work usually as their own man cave aka the shed we're they can potter around fixing stuff or something don't they?


Flower wrote:I just did a google search.

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Re: Careening towards a cashless society

Postby souphound » 31 Jan 2021, 17:01

Minnie the Minx wrote:I’ve also just worked out why ‘purse’ is slang for female genitals. That pic is SMOKIN’!


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