Thursday, March 06, 2008

Automatic e-bill payment and other wonders

With the advent of automatic e-bill payment and universalized direct deposit, money is being reduced more and more even at the retail level to its purest state, trust. I get pre-tax money for parking subtracted from my paycheck and payed to my parking vendor. As more and more cyclical transactions get automated, we'll be increasingly able to access services just by instantiating relationships, without having to deal with physical tokens like cash, checks, or cards even. So what you have to guard most zealously is your SSN and your PIN, lest someone become you. It's wacky when you think about it.

Oh yeah, Natalie still wants a cat.

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