6 things that could replace paper money

Virtual alternatives get most of the hype, but these real-world alternatives could fill the role now played by dollars, euros and yen.

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Jun 22, 2012 8:56AM
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This is possibly the dumbest, or most useless article I've EVER read! 

I've read elementary school newspapers with better content!

Jul 2, 2012 12:36PM
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Totally useless article. Did the writer ever think that not everyone have access to a computer and be online? Not everyone carry smartphones either. So I really can't see how we can go totally cashless if not everyone in the nation or the world can do so.

 

Very stupid article.

Jun 22, 2012 11:31AM
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I can name more than six things that could replace the writer.
Jun 22, 2012 10:52AM
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This is the worst article in the history of the internet.
Jun 22, 2012 10:18PM
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No currency... electronic only?

Does that mean everytime I buy or donate or lend it will be part of a record?

Also, will my whereabouts at the time of the transaction be pinpointed?

Sounds familier, but I wish we could see more good things coming to mankind from this new technology.  This all seems more like controlling the masses.  Hope I'm wrong. 

Jun 22, 2012 3:05PM
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This article is moronic.  I was going to say this article is 4th grade material but even that's giving too much credit.  geez what a waste of time & energy

Jul 2, 2012 2:52PM
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Once we have a cash less society , the governments will have full control. You don't agree your electronic acct just disappears. You can't buy food etc. Use paper money as much as possible to send a message.
Jun 29, 2012 5:23PM
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     Wonder what we'll use in the future to replace these idiotic authors?
Jul 2, 2012 4:17PM
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What an idiotic piece of journalistic garbage. Are 8 year olds writing the news at MSNBC?
Jun 22, 2012 2:21PM
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This is one of the most stupid articles I've seen on these pages and it isn't even close to 1 April.
Jul 2, 2012 12:46PM
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I agree with Someone.  This article is useless. 
Jun 29, 2012 9:05PM
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I was expecting a serious discussion - disappointing article
Jul 2, 2012 2:46PM
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Paper money is the safest.  Anyone can access accounts kept by banks.  The government can freeze them and deduct from them too.  Paper money is hidden from everyone but you.  For the average Joe there is no incentive to keep money in a bank.  No interest, costly fees and fraud eat at your savings.  What is the point?  Another MSN article talked about the increase in home vaults.  Hmmm?  Could there be a correlation?
Jul 2, 2012 2:42PM
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What a complete waste of my valuable time.
Jul 2, 2012 2:55PM
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Really?  Really?!  Carry a few Big Macs around in your pocket to pay for something?  And how would you buy the Big Macs without money?!  Very badly thought out article.
Jun 22, 2012 3:07AM
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When Americans on welfare get their checks, formula and diapers are among their first purchases.

 

If they are on welfare, why are they having children in the first place?

Jun 22, 2012 1:16PM
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I am reading BBC for news. I am done with msnbc, cnn, yahoo.
Jun 22, 2012 10:52AM
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This article and its examples are really stupid!
Jun 22, 2012 2:51PM
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This writer????gets paid how much to write this garbage?  She writes for a living??  Sounds like this person need a vacation to squirrel ranch~for the unenlightened ,squirrel ranch where they keep the nuts!!
Jul 2, 2012 4:51PM
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If we give the banks control of every single cent we have to our name (no more cash just plastic) and they don't get their demands met (no matter what they are) all they have to do is flip a figurative switch and you don't have a dime to your name and no way to get any.  Do you really want them to have more theiving control than they already have?

I don't.

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