In early May, 2015, news services reported that Denmark, one of those wacky Scandinavian countries that just seems to be obsessed with being progressive, would allow retailers to only offer card payment, and allow them to ban cash as a means of transaction. For quite a while, Scandinavia has been all about a cashless society. In Sweden, they’ve taken it one step further with a vein scanner, where you pay for your coffee by entering the last four digits of your mobile phone number, and then hold your hand above a sensor, while it scans your veins – presumably to see if you have Black, Platinum, Gold, Silver, or just boring old red blood.
But, will we ever see Australia go completely cashless?
By Hannah Francis from smh.com.au
According to the ANZ Oxford English Dictionary, “smart” means — variously — “clever”, “ingenious”, “quick to take advantage”, “stylish”, “fashionable”, and/or “prominent in society”.
So we think it’s about time electronics manufacturers ditched the term when referring to their eyewear prototypes.
While “quick to take advantage” might rightly apply to the likes of Toshiba and Sony jumping on the wearables trend with their own iterations of Google Glass, the cleverness of such a move is doubtful.
Never wanted to
What am I to do?
Can’t help it.
Scams. They’re everywhere.
They tap into our emotions, our desires, our needs and our wants.
The recent story of the Sydney grandmother who is facing the death penalty in Malaysia after being caught with 1.5kg of crystal methamphetamine, after it seems she was unwittingly scammed into carrying the drug on behalf of a US army soldier, reportedly her fiancé, reminds us that everyone is a potential victim. But the fact that her lawyer says that she is “one of those naive and innocent mules that has been targeted by some unscrupulous people” hides the fact that we we are all susceptible to scams, particularly if we are vulnerable in some way.