“If not, we’ll just have to wait. We’ll pass the books on to our children, by word of mouth, and let our children wait, in turn, on the other people. A lot will be lost that way, of course. But you can't make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up around them. But it can't last.”Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
The trial balloons and attack on 'cash' that have appeared recently in the media are very interesting. For once all of the cash has been eliminated, the power of the state to track, influence, and levy almost every transaction in your life becomes complete.
Well meaning but badly deluded fools think that this would provide some benevolent tool, a cornucopia for the people held by a central authority. As if this has ever been the case with such unbridled and far reaching power, ever, in history.
And the times, they are a-changing.
Have a pleasant evening.