Nice one.This is my favourite thing about aging, eventually you stop doing what you are told and call peoples bluff.You want to be unreasonable? Ok, lets be unreasonable.
@Guffrus I can be more unreasonable that the next guy.
Good for you.
Thank you for the MHO
I hope you're right. What makes you so sure they will backtrack, though? I don't think they will if people just accept it.
Because competition and electricity dependance will force them to, like it always has.You also have that most people prefer to be paid in cash, most cab drivers for example won't take debit or credit at all (no cash, no ride). And stuff like uber that use debit/credit require paying ahead of time, and fuck that, half the time they never even show up, and I'm not prepaying for a service I didn't get yet.Cash/coins is not just prefered though, it's functionally speaking superior to digital currency, it works in a power outage, it works in rural areas, it works without a phone or pc or card reader, it just works period, and it has more value since it's tangible.
I agree. I'm just worried that a lot of people can't see this.
The only time cash is less useful is when you are ordering online, but most people only do that if they can't buy something locally, because of shipping costs, having to wait, worrying about it getting damaged in transit or before/after delivery, not being able to see product quality in person before buying, etc.
And even then, you can mail a money order or check. So cash still works in those situations.
Scroll Down to Read Other Opinions
Yes, my old gym wanted me to give them access to my bank account and they could just take the monthly dues out themselves. I do not give anyone access to my bank account. I told them that if they would not send me a bill I would find another gym. I started getting a monthly bill right after that.
@exitseven Good on you- most people back down, and that's where the trouble comes from.
Not worried about where that data could end up?
No believing that your date is compley protected is a illusion as soon as u made any account online u signed a invisible contract accepting that its more then likely your date will be sold or end up is someone else's hands as is the Internet
Staying truly invisible to these systems is impossible even if u avoid the Internet big companies are constantly having data leaks where information is stolen
But if you pay in cash, nobody can see what you've bought?
Why would I care that someone knows what I bought lol we are not the main characters of a movie or film millions of purchases are made daily why should yours matter to anyone
As an example, how about if your health insurance premiums went up, because your insurer decided you were drinking too much, or you got refused a mortgage because of some expenditure pattern? It's already starting to happen.
I live in the UK so I don't have insurance and as for a mortgage thats pretty normal banks have been doing it for years its why they ask for records when trying to get a mortgage thats the process lol
It's easier to get into debt, that's for sure, but obviously lots less secure unless you live in some crime ridden area. Never heard of cybercrime?
The fact your online know means your data is on the internet alreadyMonet mangement is a skill one can learn. Also you could argue that there is crime with physical cash to. Ever hears of a mugging or robberyNot to mention counterfiting and money laundering
Almost nobody I know has been mugged. Ever. Virtually everybody I know has had card details cloned, or weird transactions turning up on their cards. It's not more secure at all.
It is. There is encryption, however if they dont get their cards secure people can walk by with a card reader and get the detailsAlso if you do get a fraudalent charge if your ring your bank they will block the card, refund the money and send you another cardWith a credit card its even safer