posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 01:27 AM
a reply to: MaestroMind
You can hate cards and smartphones all you want but the tech will simply keep progressing and leave you behind. And hey, i love a holding a fat wad of
cash as much as anybody. Just the feel of it alone makes one a 'baller' with sudden confidence.
Either way, when it comes to cards the ones with chips are much safer. They generate and utilize a one time transaction key for each purpose which
gets verified on both ends and wont go through again.
And it sucks in a way but a cashless society is already coming soon. Just wait until the various governments start issueing their own state
cryptocurrencies. Thatll be the end for cash as we know it right there. They may have some exclusions allowed for the old folk but otherwise itll be a
And like i said I love a big wad of cash in my pocket but I also hate lugging around and sitting on a fat wallet full of plastic and paper all day. It
is uncomfortable and bad for your back. Pinches the sciatic nerve.
And you may have to come around to smartphones. While they are little menaces when it comes to surveillance of tracking they are also certainly not
overrated. Right now I am posting to ATS while lying down in bed and catching up on pretty much all my affairs and the news at once! Cant do that as
comfortably even with a laptop. I get the fear but it is what it is. The new world is constantly further developing tech.
Even cards will go away for the most part in decades to come. Everything will all just be keys and codes accessed on your smartphone through various
apps. Some hotels now even give you a key on your smartphone to use to scan and open your room door instead of a physical card key.
It is scary in terms of hackers scammers out there as well as government tracking but it is what it is. You can fight it tooth and nail but it wont
Better to just start learning proper technical security methods and defenses.
Or ya know go live off the grid if that suits your fancy. Not much in between soon enough.