I have several bank notes that have been in my wallet for the past 12 months. They are in my back pocket, approximately 2 inches from my arse. I also have a handful of coins that have been in my jeans pocket for a similar time, again a couple of inches from my crotch.
Any takers? ;-)
Anyone squirming yet!? I hope so because that is the point.
The past year of Covid has taught us all a lot about bugs and viruses and transmission rates, etc. Some people say shaking hands or kisses with strangers will end - I am not so sure.
But for me one of the biggest things that surely must go is cash. What a disgusting thing it is when you look at it rationally. There is no way it would be invented now.
So just like working from home and other lifestyle changes brought about by lockdown, it's time to give away our cash!
As a community of people hooked in to electronic cash and online payments (indeed this forum is owned by Stripe), do you see us going 100% e-money soon? Is cash dead? What are the big hurdles to dropping cash?
And most importantly for us entrepreneurs and hackers, what are the business opportunities that will come of switching away from cash?