Are we getting closer to becoming a cashless society?

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  1. reasonablePrivacy

    reasonablePrivacy Registered Member

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    You can use gloves and take off them after shopping. In fact it is mandatory requirement for customers in Poland to wear gloves in shops.
    It is strongly suggested to wash hands after arriving home anyway.

    My point is that hand hygiene is quite easy in most situations. Hand hygiene is essential also in cashless society. Your hands are naturally IP57 protected, so wash them often.
     
  2. Krusty

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    I've seen cling wrap stretched over the keypad but I don't know what that is supposed to achieve.
     
  3. Victek

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    You're correct that there are many things to pay attention to. My feeling is why not avoid as many situations as possible? Using Google/Apple Pay at a terminal is one situation where you can avoid touching surfaces that many other people touch. The problem with debit cards is they typically require a PIN which defeats the purpose. On the other hand my credit card does not require a PIN so I use it at terminals that don't offer Google Pay.
     
  4. reasonablePrivacy

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    Do you disinfect or wash your smartphone often? Do you limit touching your smartphone in home? Do you wash hands after touching your smartphone?
    BTW My smartphone has not been designed to meet IP57 certification demands, which makes me concerned about washing it often. I sometimes clean it with soap with very small amount of water, but I don't like to do it. Every time I do it I have a feeling I may break it.
     
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  6. mood

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    Cash? Credit cards? Ew! Contactless payments, please.
    April 30, 2020
    https://www.androidauthority.com/coronavirus-causes-uptick-in-contactless-payments-1113484/
     
  7. Palancar

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    I love the simplicity of Google Pay via NFC. Use it every chance I get.
     
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    Cash payments plummet thanks to pandemic
    The only question surrounding the long-term decline of cash is whether recent cliff drops are temporary or permanent
    June 7, 2020

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/cash-payments-plummet-thanks-to-pandemic/
     
  9. Krusty

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    What Australia can learn from Sweden's move to a cashless society
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06...m-swedens-move-to-a-cashless-society/12282764
     
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    DCBank backs ‘reverse ATMs’ that turn cash into prepaid Mastercards
    June 12, 2020
    https://www.nfcw.com/2020/06/12/366...atm-that-turns-cash-into-prepaid-mastercards/
     
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    Brits get used to life without cash
    June 12, 2020
    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252484583/Brits-get-used-to-life-without-cash
     
  12. Palancar

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    The major problem with "cashless" is that things like Google Pay are great "IF" the system stays up and running. In a general upheaval or economic bust then bank credit will be close to worthless. Not going all the way to pure "barter" only, but half way means using Gold, Crypto, & ammunition as currency. I stock all of these and if things continue to run I enjoy using them all anyway. Not rich by any means, but I believe in all three of my assumed value stock items.
     
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    The (near) cashless society arrives
    June 29, 2020
    https://www.axios.com/cashless-society-coronavirus-455e0045-1160-4240-8fe1-c888a40630cb.html
     
  14. reasonablePrivacy

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    Eventually merchants are going to raise prices then costs are going to be paid be consumers. Banks will have more money, information and power.
    Elderly people often do not have any debit or credit cards too.
     
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    Norway has lowest physical cash use in the world, says report
    ...according to a study by its central bank
    November 11, 2020

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news...st-physical-cash-use-in-the-world-says-report
     
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    Payment microchip implant interests 17 per cent of Australians, report finds
    Not me!
     
  18. Krusty

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    Law to ban cash for purchases of $10,000 or more abandoned, but don't be surprised if it's revived
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12...-dollars-abandoned-amid-covid-crisis/12951720
     
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    Microsoft founder Bill Gates praises India’s cashless economy approach
    December 8, 2020
    https://news.thewindowsclub.com/mic...ises-indias-cashless-economy-approach-104361/
     
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    I see some advantages to it in terms of health-wise. However, there are also some disadvantages such as outages.
     
  22. mood

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    What It’s Like To Live in a Cashless Society
    In Sweden most people don’t carry cash anymore and in China, even panhandlers have QR codes for donations.
    January 13, 2021

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/93w...a-sweden-korea-wechat-alipay-swish-samsungpay
     
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