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originally posted by: EternalShadow
originally posted by: chr0naut
a reply to: allsee4eye
This should be implemented alongside some sort of implementation of a Universal Basic Income.
A "UBI" benefits card! Oh the TPTB would love that! They can then eliminate paper and coin and track EVERY transaction in real time! Oh goody!!!
How wonderful! Goodbye 4th Amendment... probably wouldn't need the 5th shortly thereafter either!
A cashless society is a HUGE nail in the coffin for personal freedom and privacy. If it ever comes to pass, game over. Period.