The Cashless Grid Is Here: Google Wallet Aims to Make Leather Wallet Obsolete
“There will be a time – I don’t know when, I can’t give you a date – when physical money is just going to cease to exist.” -Economist Robert Reich.
August 31, 2012
“We want you to be able to leave your leather wallet at home.”
That’s the stated goal from Google Wallet, who is offering new incentives to leave behind plastic credit cards, cash and goad the techno-generations into learning to love the cashless control grid long plotted by technocrats and their one world banker allies.
The digital platform is phasing in I.D. verification, including digital driver’s licenses, along with a slew of features meant to appeal to consumer convenience, including downloadable coupons, loyalty cards, and e-tickets– putting totally digital, cashless systems closer than ever. With verified identity credentials, users could check in for flights, download virtual boarding passes and even prove who they are, all while phasing out the need for physical documents and even plastic cards.
“Mobile wallets are even more abstract than cards… They are one step farther away from the reality of handing over cash,” assistant professor of marketing at Oregon State University College of Business, Michelle Barnhart, told Market Watch.
GPS tracking technology is already integrated into the platform in order to direct targeted coupons, special deals and ads towards location-specific promotions at shops within the user’s proximity. The Google Wallet already works in partnership with 200,000 locations across the nation.