I posted this on FB this morning, and thought I'd share it here, as there are quite a few very thoughtful folks here... pardon me if it's too far afield.
Last night I had a terrible realization.
I received a regular email from Rolling Stone, and down at the bottom of the page was an ad from Motley Fool which said: "The Death of Credit Cards - The plastic in your wallet is about to go the way of the typewriter, the VCR, and the 8 track tape player. When it does, a handful of investors could stand to get very rich. You can join them - but you must act now. An eye-opening new presentation reveals the whole story on why your credit card is about to be worthless and high-lights one little-known company sitting at the epicenter of an earth-shaking movement that could hand early investors the kind of profits we haven't seen since the dot.com days. Click here to watch this stunning video". (Motley Fool is a respected investment company)
Well... how could I resist? The end of credit cards and beyond dreams profits?
The video was about a company, un-named unless I paid $147, that developed, and has implemented NFC technology. That is Near Field Communications. This is the tech that enables your 'smart-phone' to communicate with credit card machines at the restaurant or store, for whatever purchases.
The point was, that in the very near future, credit cards will be obsolete, using only your 'smart-phone' for transactions... the presentation went on to say that, not only will your credit cards (and cash) be obsolete, but so will many other common tools of society... you will no longer receive bank statements, or purchase receipts, or guarantee/warranty paper, that will be in your phone. You won't have a driver's license or passport, also in your phone. You won't need house keys or car keys, also on your phone... it will be so EASY and CONVENIENT!
Now what's so 'terrible' about that?
I suddenly realized that this is the tool that will be used to finally put us in our places... the virtual shackles at the end of this era's level of freedom.
With the literal push-of-a-button, the powers-that-be, can shut off your money, lock your house, lock your car, remove your ability to travel, or to simply buy food and know your exact location. ALL of your personal information will be available to your 'provider', who you communicate with, where you go, and everything you've purchased or invested in.
And, the really horrifying part about it, is that it will be our dollars, our greed, that rockets this technology into place. 'Earth-shaking Profits to be Made!' When this view gets into the public stock purchasing arena, and everyone 'believes' it, the funding for this insanity will snow-ball, guaranteeing it's implementation.
This IS something we can Just-Say-No-To! Don't use your phone to make purchases and stop this insanity before it goes any further!
Sales by phone are already over a billion dollars a year, and it's only just begun. The profits available are irresistible to the greedy. The only thing that can stop it is to remove the profits, by NOT USING this system.
Please 'share' this with as many folks as possible.
Love Not Fear,