The All Too Visible Future?

FYI: Even with a cashless society the black market will flourish, probably even more so, currently drug users on food stamps routinely sell their “stamps” (currently a card similar to a debit card) for between $2 and $5 dollars of stamps (in the form of food) for $1 in cash or drugs. A low risk, high reward deal.

jcurtisblog

fUTUREAs the American railroads moved west, the generalities of the U.S. future were clarified; we cannot know the details of our future but we can extend clear trends. Several seem visible now:

Some examples include:

Driverless cars are to be tested on U.K. roads in 2017.

The Tiny House  and Smart Meters are showing up , the latter extensively.

Sweden has outlawed the use of cash, after a five year adjustment period. The U.S. is pushing the same idea by recommending elimination of the $100 bill  for starters.

Common Core, that in practice puts the Federal government in charge of the public school curriculum nationwide, under the aegis of most Republican as well as Democratic governors, is in effect in most states. The resulting School Standards Struggle aimed at reducing dropouts by rationalizing or dumbing down public schools (Pick one) and ultimately colleges, proceeds.    (Texas  removed…

View original post 288 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s