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Old 06-27-2020, 06:53 PM
 
Location: California
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Yesterday. You talk as if it's obsolete.
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Old 06-27-2020, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile Today

I tipped my nail tech. They only take cash.

Sign right on her station: "Cash only for tips"

You can't miss it.
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Old 06-27-2020, 09:55 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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I use it to pay for services - lawn and house cleaning.
Also for tips. When you give it directly to someone doing great job, it doesn't go to a "main basket" and get divided.
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Old 06-27-2020, 10:15 PM
 
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I use paper money every day for low dollar value items like soda.

I'm horrified at the idea of a cashless society. People don't understand how much data the tech companies, the government, and the credit card companies and banks have on us.

This woman says we're in the era of "Surveillance Capitalism". This was a good documentary, but I don't think it went far enough. It didn't cover--at all--how much data the government has on us. So I'd say we're in the era of Surveillance, period.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIXhnWUmMvw
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Old 06-27-2020, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Yesterday. You talk as if it's obsolete.
Yup. There’s plenty of cash only places in America and abroad, not to mention people who are selling their cars privately typically want cash in hand

It’s not even close to being obsolete.
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Old 06-27-2020, 11:31 PM
 
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Yesterday my wife joked about a wad of paper bills in her wallet that have been there since March and I realized that I hadn’t touched the $60 in my wallet for at least that long. Is paper money dead?
I used paper money to buy a coke at a gas station today.
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Old 06-28-2020, 12:32 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I used paper money to buy a coke at a gas station today.
What? You didn't want to put that $1.29 on a credit card?
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Old 06-28-2020, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevadas (California)
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We got $20 for our recycling, & spent it at the dollar tree
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Old 06-29-2020, 02:14 AM
 
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soda machine, had a craving! Nope it wasn't a newfangled one that took credit cards.
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Old Yesterday, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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I use paper money every day for low dollar value items like soda.

I'm horrified at the idea of a cashless society. People don't understand how much data the tech companies, the government, and the credit card companies and banks have on us.

This woman says we're in the era of "Surveillance Capitalism". This was a good documentary, but I don't think it went far enough. It didn't cover--at all--how much data the government has on us. So I'd say we're in the era of Surveillance, period.
True, but haven't we lost that battle?

All of us can be tracked by our phone locations, our web browsing, our facebook likes, our online purchases, our phone calls and email communications. We have to register our cars, we carry homeowners or renters insurance. Our wages are tracked with SS#. Our utility usage is on file, our court records are publicly available. Pharmacies and doctors offices are linked through medical insurance. There are cameras everywhere, and facial recognition is a nascent reality.

Other than the appearance of token resistance, what difference does it make if you pay for a burger with cash vs charge?
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