Cashless society : the environmental cost of the digital era

A choice will soon need to be made, within the digital revolution. Will the choice be made to protect the planet or to further enhance ease-of-living? With every innovation, grows a new risk for the environment, and the question whether traditional ways aren’t more ecological. With the expansion of electronics within every aspect of our lives, a discrete but enormous source of energy consumption has contributed to endangering the world we live in.

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The cashless society from an ethical point of view

The debate about the move towards a cashless society has been at the center of the scene for several years, now. Various angles have been taken by economists, politicians, banking institutions and sociologists. Beyond the technicalities of the debate, lies the question of freedom, of inter-citizen solidarity and of governmental responsibility. The debate cannot remain in the hands of financial specialists, it is first and foremost an ethical, political and societal issue.

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