cash is taking its last breath and im terrified. the scope for control goes through the roof in a cashless society.
This is a strong argument for Bitcoin, money independent of central authority, money they cannot stop you spending or receiving or moving around, and recent developments make it money that isn't dependent on the Internet.
The apocalyptic energy consumption of Bitcoin is a red herring. It's not electricity going to waste or being used to create something without lasting value. Besides
Annual energy consumption for various tasks:
Bitcoin Mining — 9 Terrawatt-Hours
Global Production of Fiat Currencies — 11 Terrawatt-Hours
Operating Data Centers in the US — 16 Terrawatt-Hours
Gold Mining — 130 Terrawatt-Hours