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.


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…

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