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Long Lost Proposal Shows Plan For EPCOT’s Cashless City Of The Future

Long Lost Proposal Shows Plan For EPCOT’s Cashless City Of The Future

Before Walt Disney’s Epcot was a theme park, it was supposed to be an actual city. With actual humans inside of it around the clock. After Walt died in 1966, the plans for Florida slowly changed. But in a newly uncovered proposal for the park’s computer and communications system in…

1970s Researchers Predicted Debit Cards Would Be Great For Surveillance

1970s Researchers Predicted Debit Cards Would Be Great For Surveillance

In late October of 1971 a group of academics and technologists gathered at a conference at Georgetown. They were given the task of devising the most comprehensive (yet invisible) surveillance program imaginable. What they came up with sounds an awful lot like our current debit card system.