Ask McFartnuggets: “What Will Homeless People Do When Cash is No Longer Used?”

Hobos are gonna need
PayPal or some shit.
Dear McFartnuggets: 
Have you ever wondered what will happen to homeless people when technology makes physical cash and coins unnecessary? Fewer and fewer people carry cash these days and soon enough no one will need to. People will just use cards or their phones or some other scannable devices linked to their bank accounts to pay for things. How will homeless people survive if they can’t panhandle for cash? -- Pobart from Sioux City, Iowa

Dear Pobart:
That’s a good question, Pobart. Also a good name. You don’t see that name too often. Anyways, onto your question... To continue panhandling the hobos of the future would need some type of scanning device to accept donation payments from people. Odds are that would cost a bit of money so they’d need those to be donated to them as well. In all likelihood, the phasing out of physical money would be a big negative for the homeless. They would have to survive completely on garbage and discarded food to survive. However, it might be a good thing if they were able to hack money from unsuspecting people with special technology. Maybe they’d steal a few cents here and there from random people who would never notice and wind up making a lot more money than they would begging. It should be interesting to see what happens with that.

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