I was in one of the clinics of a well-established healthcare brand in Seattle today when, upon check-in, I saw a sign on the counter:

We are no longer accepting cash or checks as payment—only credit cards. Thank you.

This looks like a window to the future to me. A cash-free economy, where everything is integrated into a credit-based, digital economy with more metrics being used to filter who gets basic services and who doesn’t.

It’ll make for a great MasterCard commercial. X-Ray? $600. Painkillers? $50. Actually being let in to the hospital for a broken arm? Priceless.

Dystopian Hospital

13:15 on 28 August 2018

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