27 décembre 2015 / 17 h 23 / Cashless society
[…] Despite the convenience, even some who stand to gain from a cashless society see drawbacks.
“Sweden has always been at the forefront of technology, so it’s easy to embrace this,” said Jacob de Geer, a founder of iZettle, which makes a mobile-powered card reader.
“But Big Brother can watch exactly what you’re doing if you purchase things only electronically,” he said.
But for Ulvaeus, the music magnate, such concerns are overblown.
“Everything speaks in favour of a cashless society,” he said as he strolled past the Abba Museum to retrieve his car. “It’s a utopian thought, but we’re very close to it.”
He paused at a hot-dog stand for a snack. But when he was ready to pay, the card reader was broken.
“Sorry,” the vendor said. “You’ll have to use cash.”
The New York Times / National Post, Liz Alderman: “Where even banks won’t take cash anymore: Sweden could become first cashless society.”