Well, dying, anyway. In Sweden, Cash Is King No More I didn't know cash was only 7% of the US economy; I'd've guessed about 33%. I'm glad it's only 7%; that will bring its end that much sooner. There are of course many pros and cons to cash vs cashless. Some crimes are made impossible by lack of cash but cybercrimes replace them. Cash is anonymous, which can be good or bad; cybercash, although not presently anonymous, can be made so. It took me awhile to realize that, theoretically, if time & space weren't restrictive, you'd only need a single dollar bill to transact every monetary exchange in an economy, doing them nanoseconds apart one after the other. Cyber cash removes those restrictions and you don't even need one physical dollar. One good thing about cybercash - it devastates the antique fantasy of "gold" based economy as practical. Gold had one and only one raison d'etre: it was supposed to prevent governments from printing endless cash. We all see how well that worked. The restraints on governments these days come from whence they should: global economic dynamics. Not perfect (and never will be), but more robust than gold ever was. Wealth was never the banknotes themselves, nor the bullion in the vaults. Wealth was their purchasing power; a number. Cybercash just reduces everything to that number, and gets rid of a nuisance physical token that hinders the easy flow of commerce. The next great hurdle is getting rid of the anarchy of national currency (the Euro being the first great step out of that anachronstic boat anchor to global commerce). But that'll take time because the equally antique baggage of patriotism and nationalism will retard its progress. Which is OK, actually. If we move too fast the hobgoblins of chicanery will get their hands in and steal us blind. But it's a good trend.