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Cashless society getting closer, survey finds

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By Jeremy Gaunt

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Yes, just another step in the NWO - One World Gulag plans for a much culled-out world.

Don't toe the line - BINGO! Your chip is wiped - no credit for food, clothing, travel, nothing.

The PTB will have their 'slaves' right where they want them. Cui Bono?

Well, Bill Gates has been pushing the 'cashless society' in India, and if you believe in his 'benevolence' I've got a bridge in the Sahara I'd like to sell you.

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On my trips back to the old dirt, a belief in a cashless society is fairly plain to see, among certain young, well-to-do and mobile strata. Having lived in Japan for so many years, however, I still cling to the old adage as most do here, that cash is king.

For tax purposes of course, every government would love to be able to track every transaction.

On the other hand, electronic crime is rife over there, and tech savvy crims take full advantage of loopholes in the system. To me such blatant and pervasive crime is abnormal, but to my friends and relatives there, it is something to be buried in the back of the mind, a part of everyday life that cannot be helped.

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nadakandamanda: "Having lived in Japan for so many years, however, I still cling to the old adage as most do here, that cash is king."

And there's good reason why Japanese tourists are the targets of pick-pockets and also purse snatchers at home; they can make off with MILLIONS of yen in one grab, literally, and there's not a thing the people can do about it once it's lost.

"For tax purposes of course, every government would love to be able to track every transaction."

That's what the MyNumber system is for, despite what they say it is. So even if you're carrying a giant wad of cash on you at any given time, your income and electronic transfers are kept track of (or will be).

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Personally, I think it will be a long time before Japan goes down the cashless route.

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I prefer cash as I can see it go away or not.

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I rarely carry cash any more... except when I'm in Japan, but that's fine, I'm used to it. However it is nice to pay by touching the card against a reader or just tapping in a pin number, no cash to worry about.

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