Thursday, April 26, 2018

Episode 38 - Five O'Clock Nigel

As I do with Broken Area, I'm writing these show notes before we actually do a show.  Who knows if we are tonight.  That said, I do know that Baron von Hernden is coming over tonight to watch the Expanse.  I honestly have no idea why I just called him Baron von Hernden.  He's really more of a Lord.  The Lord of the Library.

So, money, cash specifically.  Are we heading towards a cashless society?  This article from CNet makes the case.  Canada is the most cashless country out there according to this report.  We beat our Sweden, the USA and Russia on that list.  So it is sort of like hockey.  Well I mean we beat out everyone, but Sweden was second, so I guess that's where this hockey angle is coming from.

Star Trek, B5, The Expanse, what's the deal on their money?  We don't get how it works in Star Trek. Nobody does.



REReader said...

I don't have to imagine what would happen to banking if the internet goes down--all the phone towers were down (and the phone lines overloaded) on and after 9/11. Banks put up signs that they couldn't accept anything but cash and could only do local transactions, and stores were also only taking cash. Same thing happened locally more recently, when the internet went down on the East Coast--we were suddenly a cash-only society, unless the storekeepers knew you personally and would take a check.

It was not good.

Dave Brodbeck said...

It's odd, the only cash I carry is US cash. Simply because now and then I'm there. I hardly ever have our money on me....