posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 05:26 PM
A bitcoin-like currency would be ideal.
The Yuan is a poor candidate for a global reserve because the Chinese government manipulates its value far too much, as it suits them. The US leverage
the Dollar reserve status, you bettcha, but it is child's play compared with what the Chinese would pull. If the Yuan is ever the reserve, it will be
for a few years at best till people realize it is just another form of economic warfare, this time for the Chinese.
And your call in that other thread that the it would have been the AUD is also absurd, lol.
If anything, it would be a successor to the Euro, which would encompass the entire west... that is the only thing I could see the market accepting,
but that assumes a powerful amount of integration of governments I don't see happening soon, unless the collapse forces us into it somehow.
It will be digital credits, or gold, or some such. At least till we hit full-blown nanotech, then things might change as the value of base materials
changes drastically at that point (not because we could easily make gold, that would still take nuclear reactions, but because any material that has
special properties could be replaced by a special crystaline structure that outperforms its natural counterparts).