Every time I see one of these “articles” the first thought that comes to mind is “oh, how quaint. Another propaganda piece to convince people to stop using cash.”
Cash is expensive for banks and competition for credit card companies. With fees for coming inside your local branch to use a teller, to myriad other fees used to make it more expensive for us to use cash in our daily lives, it’s no wonder such industries push the idea that it’s better for us if we move to a fully digital monetary system. It’s much easier to manipulate the economy when it’s entirely just a series of ones and zeroes in a computer somewhere; much easier to create “money” out of thin air than it is to print and circulate a currency.
It’s no coincidence that there is such a push-back against other digital currencies such as Bitcoin.
But, let me tell you, when even the money they force you to need in order to survive is no longer itself a tangible object, our journey into the Matrix will be complete.