My feeling is that the government and big business have been working towards a cashless society for a long time and covid has really accelerated that move. Think, some shops are not taking cash. The huge growth in online shopping has meant more card or PayPal use, same thing really. When did you last pay to fill up at a service station. How do you pay for a fast food order. The big businesses, the Amazons of this world are getting richer and in years to come we'll probably be voting for TheAmazon or Ebay party when they are rich enough to influence government, How long before the small one man band type of business has more or less disappeared, particularly with the help of covid. I haven't been to an ordinary little market for years, once a mainstay for poorer families, but how will they survive in the current climate. In my last business cash was king, I didn't take cards as I maintained that my goods were so reasonably priced that everyone had the cash to buy something, but today, I would not have survived. So where will all this lead us, I believe to a society where there is far more control over the population than we have ever had. The move to cut down travel is already underway by the future ban on petrol and diesel cars and the introduction of more expensive electric, thus stopping the poorer man from owning a car.
I'll shut up, I've said too much already.