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The death of the cash register: Square announces plans to kill the cash register - Telegraph will be accepted by the sheeple because it will be convenient. Hey. Anything for convenience, right? Even our privacy and our freedom.

As this catches on, and it will, even those of us who object to such a pervasive and invasive intrusion into the most intimate parts of our lives will have no choice but to bow to the the big, all-knowing eye because eventually cash simply will not be accepted.

Why is this a big deal? Because when ALL of you and your family's purchases are made electronically on individual phones, the merchants = gubmint will know everything about you in real time. So. In the last month you bought Preparation H and condoms, your wife did not buy tampons, your daughter did, your son bought Lice-X and you paid for a marriage counselor.

Initial conclusion: You have a health problem and a mistress, you wife is beginning menopause (hence the marriage counselor), your daughter is pregnant and your son has crabs.

Final conclusion: You are running for a public office, the info will leak, so you are SOOOO screwed.

None of those "conclusions" have to be true to ruin your life. All they have to be is leaked.
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