'Irritatingly Analog' is an essay about the possible digitalisation of money and the implications a switchover would have.
"Money, in its many different forms, has been a constant throughout history. As a species, we have been trading with metal coins since 700 BC and paper money since the 13th Century. In 1950, the first credit card was released.
By 1995, over 90% of transactions in the United States were made electronically.
Money is literally an expression of value; a tool to quantify worth. When you think in these terms, the possibilities become vast. Money has always been something physical; something you could hold and touch. But as children born in the digital age grow up and become leaders and innovative thinkers, increasingly money isn’t something tangible, but something digital and invisible.
So, what is the next step for money? Will we continue to cling on to a cash-based currency? Will digital currencies take hold? Where are we now, and where are we headed?"