@knyfe It's the beginning of the end: it means having all of our lives mediated by corporations. I never have had a Paypal account for that reason.

Banking (and credit cards) are already questionable: if my every move is to be tracked, I want the entity who does so accountable to me in some sense.

Reaganites (remember his "the 12 scariest words in English are: I am from the government and I am here to help you) will rue the day that they started undercutting civil institutions.

@monkey1
Supposedly the accountability in the private sector comes from the consumer's option to take their biz elsewhere. But how does that apply to a global electronic currency. And Calibra is quite open about their goal of creating the monetary infrastructure for a new form of "decentralized" government.

My point is: isn't it uncanny how much of the book of Revelation applies or could conceivably soon apply to our time - 1/2

@monkey1
What with the 7 trumpet blasts (eco collapse) and the mark of the beast (global cashless economy). Don't go googling that unless you want to enter a bottomless quagmire of wackery. But still! - 2/2

@knyfe You said "don't go googling that".... Whoa! They've got everything worked out!

We can't take our business elsewhere because of the network effect: this is why we need to figure out a way to make our data portable so that *we* get to pick the service that fits us.

But for that we need President Warren! (I didn't watch the debates but seems as though people are now giving her a chance).

I haven't seen anyone better yet.

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