Click here to Skip to main content
15,879,535 members

Welcome to the Lounge

   

For discussing anything related to a software developer's life but is not for programming questions. Got a programming question?

The Lounge is rated Safe For Work. If you're about to post something inappropriate for a shared office environment, then don't post it. No ads, no abuse, and no programming questions. Trolling, (political, climate, religious or whatever) will result in your account being removed.

 
GeneralRe: CCC 2023-07-14 Pin
pkfox14-Jul-23 8:52
professionalpkfox14-Jul-23 8:52 
JokeFound on Internet PinPopular
honey the codewitch13-Jul-23 21:58
mvahoney the codewitch13-Jul-23 21:58 
GeneralRe: Found on Internet Pin
Sander Rossel13-Jul-23 23:17
professionalSander Rossel13-Jul-23 23:17 
GeneralRe: Found on Internet Pin
PIEBALDconsult14-Jul-23 4:10
mvePIEBALDconsult14-Jul-23 4:10 
GeneralRe: Found on Internet Pin
Richard Andrew x6414-Jul-23 6:13
professionalRichard Andrew x6414-Jul-23 6:13 
GeneralRe: Found on Internet Pin
Sander Rossel15-Jul-23 0:24
professionalSander Rossel15-Jul-23 0:24 
GeneralRe: Found on Internet Pin
Richard Andrew x6415-Jul-23 0:35
professionalRichard Andrew x6415-Jul-23 0:35 
GeneralRe: Found on Internet Pin
Sander Rossel15-Jul-23 1:36
professionalSander Rossel15-Jul-23 1:36 
I don't have all the info, but here's my take on things.

We already have a largely cashless society.
A lot of people I know, myself included, don't carry cash anymore.
That means all transactions are stored and can be followed, analyzed, etc. by banks and, by extension, by governments.
I'm not sure if that's a goal or a byproduct, but that's how it is.
That's not a conspiracy, but a service we chose (I also know people who are going back to cash for exactly this reason).
Fact of the matter, most people, especially younger generations, prefer to pay by card or even phone (and let Google or Apple in on it too!).

The World Economic Forum acknowledges this fact and says banks, privately owned organizations, should not be able to have such data.
In the Netherlands, for example, banks are tasked with fraud prevention, because banks know what kind of money you have, when and where you get it from and how you spend it.
They'll ask you all kinds of private stuff you may not want to share.
Now we have three options:
1. Give all that info to a privately owned organization who passes it on to your government.
2. Give all that info to your government directly.
3. Don't do fraud prevention and accept people will commit fraud and get away with it.

We used to have 3, we moved to 1, the WEF wants to move to 2.
Basically "cut out the middle man."

Whether you trust your government with your financial data is another matter, but at least the government, in most Western countries, is run by elected officials who, theoretically, serve the people whereas banks only serve their investors.
All in all, it doesn't sound like a new world order or evil to me, much less a conspiracy theory (especially since they're quite open about it).

GeneralRe: Found on Internet Pin
Richard Andrew x6415-Jul-23 1:41
professionalRichard Andrew x6415-Jul-23 1:41 
GeneralRe: Found on Internet Pin
yacCarsten13-Jul-23 23:28
yacCarsten13-Jul-23 23:28 
GeneralRe: Found on Internet Pin
Gary Wheeler14-Jul-23 6:07
Gary Wheeler14-Jul-23 6:07 
QuestionArticle date issue Pin
Master DJon13-Jul-23 18:52
Master DJon13-Jul-23 18:52 
AnswerRe: Article date issue Pin
OriginalGriff13-Jul-23 18:54
mveOriginalGriff13-Jul-23 18:54 
GeneralRe: Article date issue Pin
Master DJon13-Jul-23 18:57
Master DJon13-Jul-23 18:57 
GeneralRe: Article date issue Pin
OriginalGriff13-Jul-23 19:09
mveOriginalGriff13-Jul-23 19:09 
GeneralWordle 755 Pin
Shane010313-Jul-23 18:11
Shane010313-Jul-23 18:11 
GeneralRe: Wordle 755 Pin
OriginalGriff13-Jul-23 19:13
mveOriginalGriff13-Jul-23 19:13 
GeneralRe: Wordle 755 Pin
Amarnath S13-Jul-23 20:27
professionalAmarnath S13-Jul-23 20:27 
GeneralRe: Wordle 755 - 3 4 me Pin
pkfox13-Jul-23 20:57
professionalpkfox13-Jul-23 20:57 
GeneralRe: Wordle 755 Pin
Sander Rossel13-Jul-23 21:30
professionalSander Rossel13-Jul-23 21:30 
GeneralRe: Wordle 755 Pin
ChandraRam13-Jul-23 22:08
ChandraRam13-Jul-23 22:08 
GeneralRe: Wordle 755 Pin
Cp-Coder14-Jul-23 1:16
Cp-Coder14-Jul-23 1:16 
GeneralRe: Wordle 755 5/6 Pin
jmaida14-Jul-23 8:43
jmaida14-Jul-23 8:43 
Generalworld 538 1/6 Pin
jmaida13-Jul-23 12:18
jmaida13-Jul-23 12:18 
GeneralNow I don't feel quite so old... Pin
k505413-Jul-23 6:31
mvek505413-Jul-23 6:31 

General General    News News    Suggestion Suggestion    Question Question    Bug Bug    Answer Answer    Joke Joke    Praise Praise    Rant Rant    Admin Admin   

Use Ctrl+Left/Right to switch messages, Ctrl+Up/Down to switch threads, Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to switch pages.